Along the Austrian Danube stretch cargo vessels have the possibility to dispose of their ship waste in the provided collection facilities in ports, or a collection services can be organised upon demand.  In addition, via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH provides collection containers for recyclables and residual waste free of charge for cargo vessels at 3 locks.

Passenger vessels are required to dispose of their waste in accordance with legal regulations only at the collection facilities provided at passenger landing stages and in winter ports; or the disposal can be organised externally in designated areas.

Sport boats and pleasure crafts can use the available disposal facilities in marinas.

Which types of waste can be disposed of at which reception facilities?

Information on which types of ship waste can be disposed of at what specific location are available here - for locks, ports and passenger landing stages as well as marinas detailed information including maps and contact details are available.


Information on the position and specifics of waste reception facilities on the Austrian section of the Danube is also available on the electronic navigational charts of DoRIS.

Compiled information on reception facilities including contact details are also available  for download in the the flyer “Information on the collection and disposal of ship waste in Austria”.

For further questions about this topic please contact:

viadonau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH
Donau-City-Strasse 1
A – 1220 Vienna
phone: 0043 (0) 50 4321 1699
email: schiffsabfall[at]