15A NCAC 18A .2830      SOLID WASTES

(a)  In child care centers, food scraps and other putrescible materials shall be placed in a plastic-lined, cleanable, covered container and removed to an exterior garbage area at least daily.  Scrap paper, cardboard boxes and similar items shall be stored in containers or designated areas. 

(b)  Garbage containers, mops and other cleaning equipment shall be kept clean. Facilities shall be provided for the washing and storage of garbage containers and mops for child care centers, except for centers licensed for fewer than 13 children and located in a residence.  Cleaning facilities shall include a faucet with a threaded nozzle and water of at least 80°F (27°C) in either a designated utility sink or above a curbed impervious pad sloped to drain into a publicly-owned wastewater treatment system or by an approved properly operating on-site wastewater system in accordance with 15A NCAC 18A .1900.  Can cleaning facilities approved prior to July 1, 1991 shall be approved if in good repair. 

(c)  Dumpsters and other containerized systems shall be kept clean and covered.  Facilities shall be provided for cleaning either on-site, or off-site through a contractual agreement.

(d)  Solid wastes shall be disposed of to prevent insect breeding and public health nuisances.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑91;

Eff. July 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1995;

Temporary Amendment Eff. April 15, 1998;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; April 1, 1999.