Ships without their own wastewater treatment units must transfer all accumulated wastewater from their storage tanks to the port wastewater treatment facilities as soon as they reach the port. Wastewater will be treated to the international standards adopted by Azerbaijan. In future, the treated water can either be used for watering trees planted around the new port or pumped into the sea. By-products (sludge) generated during the treatment of wastewater will be disposed of at hazardous waste disposal areas or transported to oily waste recycling facilities. Dangerous liquid wastes, such as engine and hydraulic oils and other oil products, will be collected in special containers and transferred to recycling companies. The management of wastewater will not have an impact on the environment.
A waste segregation area equipped with special waste containers (skips) will be designed for collecting and sorting waste at the New Port. If a ship is close to any port, the discharge of waste into the marine environment is prohibited. Ships must also comply with MARPOL requirements and not incinerate plastic waste. The sorting and incinerating of waste at port sites is preferred. Here, plastic, glass and metal wastes will be sorted, incinerated, separated and transferred to recycling centres. Emissions into the atmosphere during the incineration of waste will comply with European Union (EU) and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.