(a)  The owner or occupant of any property, unless exempted from the rules of this Subchapter in accordance with G.S. 130A-294(b), shall be responsible for the sanitary storage of all solid waste accumulated on the property.

(b)  Unless another type of container is required by the unit of local government, garbage shall be stored in durable, rust-resistant, nonabsorbent, watertight, rodent proof, and cleanable containers with a close-fitting cover that is impervious to flies.

(c)  Refuse shall be stored in durable containers that are consistent with the requirements of the unit of local government.

(d)  All solid waste shall be stored using safe and sanitary practices for the preservation of the public health and welfare and the environment that prevents the generation of leachate, the attraction of vectors, the release of odors, and the release of waste or leachate to the environment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑294;

Eff. April 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1988;

Readopted Eff January 1, 2021.