(a)  Trucks, vehicles, cans, barrels, vats or other equipment used for the collection and transportation of garbage shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner, and such vehicles and equipment shall not be used for any other purposes until cleaned and disinfected. All cans, barrels, vats or other containers shall be leak‑proof and fitted with lids or other approved covers necessary to prevent spillage. No garbage, either raw or cooked, originating in any other state shall be fed to swine in North Carolina except upon written authorization by the State Veterinarian. The State Veterinarian is authorized to require processing or reprocessing by heat‑treatment of all garbage originating in another state or originating in an area owned or under control of the United States armed forces or other agencies of the United States Government. The owners or agents in charge of vehicles transporting garbage shall furnish any authorized state or federal inspector information as to the origin and destination of the garbage. Upon written or verbal request, any person disposing of garbage shall furnish the State Veterinarian or his authorized agent the name and address of the garbage collector and the approximate hour of collection. Garbage collected and transported for the purpose of feeding to swine in violation of the Garbage Feeding Law (G.S. 106‑405.1‑ 106‑405.9) and/or rules and regulations shall be disposed of by burial or other approved methods as directed by authorized state and federal inspectors.

(b)  Policy of the veterinary division dictates that the State Veterinarian does not authorize the feeding of garbage originating outside of this state to be fed to swine in North Carolina. No exception is made to the required heat treatment of garbage prior to being fed to swine.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑405.8;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.