15a ncac 18a .1316      SOLID WASTES

(a)  All solid wastes containing food scraps or other decomposable materials shall, prior to disposal, be kept in leak‑proof, non‑absorbent containers, such as standard garbage cans, which shall be kept covered with tight‑fitting lids when filled or stored, or not in continual use; provided that such containers need not be covered when stored in a special vermin‑proofed room, such as a refrigerated garbage room, or enclosure.

(b)  All dry rubbish (including scrap paper, cardboard boxes, packing crates, etc.) shall be stored in containers, rooms, or designated  areas.

(c)  The rooms, enclosures, designated areas, and containers shall be adequate for the storage of all solid wastes accumulating on the premises.  Cleaning facilities for waste containers shall be provided. Containers, rooms, or designated areas shall be kept clean.

(d)  All solid wastes shall be disposed of with sufficient frequency and in such a manner as to prevent insect breeding or public health nuisances.

(e)  Medical wastes shall be handled and disposed of as required in North Carolina "Solid Waste Management Rules" 15A NCAC 13B .1200 Medical Waste Management.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑235;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2003 (see S.L. 2002-160); September 1, 1990.