The Slop Express barge collects waste from the port

The promotion of industrial ecology has made it possible to set up a waste collection service by barge in partnership with Ernett Propreté.
- Direction territoriale de Rouen

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This new service is intended for users of the Port of Rouen terminals. A former Freycinet barge, called Slop Express, has been converted into a self-propelled waste recovery and fresh water delivery vessel.
In the hold of this 36-metre-long barge, two tanks have been installed:

  • one of 40 m3 for the delivery of fresh water,
  • the other of 100 m3 is divided into two compartments to recover either hydrocarbon residues or rinsing water.

The Slop Express crew can also collect solid waste (batteries, paints, rags, etc).
Ernett Propreté works in partnership with Serep, which treats and recycles this waste pumped and collected on the ships of the Port of Rouen.