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7 Pa. Code § 82.13. Refuse.

§ 82.13. Refuse.

 (a)  Garbage and refuse containing food wastes shall, prior to disposal, be kept in leak-proof, nonabsorbent, rust and corrosion resistant containers of adequate number. Containers shall be provided with tight fitting lids.

 (b)  Other refuse shall be stored in containers of sufficient number and size in a manner so as to prevent arthropod or rodent problems and other nuisances.

 (c)  Kitchens, dining rooms, living quarters and toilet rooms shall have in a place adjacent and convenient thereto a sufficient number of containers as required in subsections (a) and (b). Garbage and refuse shall be placed therein at once.

 (d)  Garbage and refuse containers shall be emptied at least weekly, or whenever full.

 (e)  Garbage and refuse containers and areas where the containers are located shall be cleaned after each removal operation. Adequate facilities shall be provided to clean garbage and refuse containers, unless liners are used in the containers or cleaning is provided as part of a contracted commercial refuse service.

 (f)  Disposal of garbage and refuse shall conform to the act of July 7, 1980 (P. L. 380, No. 97), the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. § §  6018.101—6018.1003) and 25 Pa. Code Part I, Subpart D, Article VIII (relating to municipal waste).


   The provisions of this §  82.13 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).


   The provisions of this §  82.13 adopted September 28, 1973, effective September 29, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2178; amended March 28, 1975, effective April 14, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 626; amended January 2, 1981, effective January 3, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 11. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (19735).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  82.18 (relating to occupant concurrent responsibility).

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