(a)  The owner or occupant of any property, except that exempted as specified in Rule .0103(c) of this Subchapter shall be responsible for the sanitary storage of all solid waste accumulated on the property.

(b)  Garbage shall be stored in either durable rust resistant, non‑absorbent, water‑tight, rodent proof, and easily cleanable containers with a close fitting fly‑tight cover, when applicable, or other types of containers acceptable to the local governing agency and conforming to the intent of this Section.

(c)  Refuse shall be stored in durable containers or as otherwise provided in this Section.  Where garbage is stored in combination with refuse, containers shall meet the requirements for garbage containers.

(d)  Hazardous waste shall be stored as prescribed in the applicable state or federal rules.

(e)  All containers for the storage of solid waste shall be maintained in such a manner as to prevent the creation of a nuisance or insanitary conditions.  Containers that are broken or otherwise fail to meet this Rule shall be replaced with acceptable containers.  Refuse too large or otherwise not suitable for storage in containers shall be stored in a nuisance free manner consistent with requirements with the unit of local government.

(f)  All solid waste shall be stored in such a manner as to prevent the creation of a nuisance, insanitary conditions, or a potential public health hazard.


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

Eff. April 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1988.