15A NCAC 13B .0105 COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID WASTE
(a) The solid waste collector shall be responsible for the collection and transportation of all solid waste to a solid waste management facility that is permitted by the Division.
(b) The solid waste collector shall transport to a solid waste disposal site or solid waste management facility only those solid wastes that are allowed by the site or facility permit.
(c) Vehicles or containers used for the collection of solid waste, and transportation by whatever means, including highway, rail, and navigable waterway, shall be constructed, operated, and maintained to be leak resistant in order to prevent the creation of a nuisance to public health from the escape of solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste. In order to meet the requirement to be leak resistant, the owner or operator of the vehicle or container shall adhere to the following standards:
(1) All surfaces that come in contact with waste shall be smooth and non-absorbent.
(2) All drain holes and valves shall be closed, plugged, or sealed.
(3) The vehicle or container shall be equipped with seals, gaskets, or other devices pursuant to manufacturer specifications in order to prevent the escape of liquids. Such seals, gaskets, and other devices shall be maintained and replaced pursuant to manufacturer specifications.
(4) The vehicle or container body, waste holding area, and hopper, if so equipped, shall be free of holes, cracks, rusting, corrosion, or other evidence of damage or weakness that may allow the escape of solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste.
(5) The waste holding area, including the hopper and around the packer blade, if so equipped, shall be clear of debris to prevent vectors or the accumulation of litter.
(6) The vehicle or container shall be loaded, transported, operated, and maintained to prevent the escape of solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste to the environment.
(7) The vehicle or container shall be serviced, repaired, and cleaned to preserve the integrity of the door seal, to prevent the accumulation of mechanical fluids, dirt, leachate, and waste particulates on the vehicle's exterior, and to prevent contamination of the environment by fluids.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-294(b); S.L. 2013-413;
Eff. April 1, 1982;
Amended Eff. March 16, 2017; February 1, 1988;
Readopted Eff. January 1, 2021.