37.111.1218 SOLID WASTE REQUIREMENTS
(1) The establishment must ensure that the storage, collection, and disposal of solid waste does not cause health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards, or air pollution. The licensee or manager must take immediate measures to alleviate public health or sanitation hazards presented by solid waste in the establishment.
(2) The establishment shall provide adequate solid waste containers and service to the establishment.
(3) Solid waste shall be kept in durable, easily cleanable, pest resistant, wildlife resistant, leak proof, and nonabsorbent containers. Containers for solid waste must be located within 300 feet of each designated site and mobile home space, except that the regulatory authority may approve a centrally located solid waste handling system.
(4) Containers must be provided in sufficient number and capacity to store all solid waste between collections. The regulatory authority may require additional capacity if waste is documented outside or overflowing from containers.
(5) Containers for solid waste used in food preparation and in areas used for washing utensils shall be kept covered or closed when not in use and emptied at a frequency that minimizes the development of objectionable odors and other conditions that attract or harbor pests and wildlife.
(6) Recyclable materials shall be stored in a clean and sanitary manner to prevent pest attraction and nuisance odors.
(7) Solid waste shall be disposed of at least weekly at an approved landfill facility.
(8) Other solid waste removal arrangements may be approved by the regulatory authority if they provide for timely and adequate solid waste removal and waste does not accumulate outside of containers.
History: 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, 50-52-102, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1748, Eff. 9/10/22.