Be Environmental Stewards

Join us in our commitment to environmental stewardship! At NSC, we take the protection of our environment seriously. We provide waste handling facilities for the proper disposal of hazardous waste materials, and we encourage all boat owners to participate in responsible waste management practices.  

A row of garbage, recycle and hazardous waste bins.

Proper Waste Disposal Guidelines

At NSC, we believe that every small effort counts in preserving our environment. Proper waste disposal is crucial to maintain the cleanliness and health of the waters where we enjoy our favourite activities. Here’s how you can dispose of different types of hazardous waste responsibly.

MaterialBin DescriptionWhereNotes
 Antifreeze NSC waste handling facilities Even “eco/environmental ones need to be collected and handled appropriately
 Fuel filters   
Small propane canistersNo facilities at NSC  Bring back to…It cost $10/canister for the club to dispose of them

Materials Related to Your Boat

To ensure the proper disposal of hazardous materials associated with your boat, please get in touch with us during office hours or reach out to one of our senior bosuns, Alex or Joe, on the weekends. The waste for proper disposal includes, but is not limited to :

  • Used oil
  • Latex paint
  • Solvent-based paint
  • Oil filters
  • Contaminated fuels (gasoline or diesel) or oils
  • Used bilge socks and oil-absorbent pads
  • Paints, gel coat & fibreglass sanding and scrapings
  • Fiberglas chunks and dust
  • Antifouling paint, chips and dust
  • Batteries (small like buttons and “AA”)
  • Gel coat
  • Blackwater
  • Propane and fuel tanks
  • Small propane canisters
  • Flammable liquids

After-Hours Disposal

We understand that disposal needs may arise outside of regular hours. If you need to dispose of hazardous waste after hours, please leave labelled containers on the pallet beside the gas locker in front of the annex. Our team will ensure proper disposal daily.

Important Note

To maintain the sustainability of our waste management program, this service is strictly limited to materials associated with your boat at NSC. We kindly request that you refrain from disposing of other hazardous materials, as this incurs additional costs for our membership.

Additional Resources

We are dedicated to helping you become an excellent environmental steward. For more ideas and information on sustainable boating practices, we recommend checking out the GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE BOATING from the Ottawa Riverkeeper organization.

Our team works tirelessly to ensure a cleaner and safer boating community. If you have any questions or need further assistance with waste disposal, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Marine & Property Manager. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment we cherish.

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