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Solid Waste


Solid Waste

Garbage Containers
All garbage and refuse must be stored in proper recep- tacles (a galvanized metal or rigid plastic can not greater than 32 gallons in size, which has a tight fitting lid and is waterproof.) A plastic bag is not considered a proper trash container.

Refuse Accumulation
Brush, trash, refuse, litter, scrap metal, appliances, vehicle parts or other debris cannot be allowed to accumulate and stored on the premises in a way that promotes rodent or insect harborage.

Wood
Scrap wood, lumber or firewood should be stacked neatly at least one foot off the ground and away from buildings in order to prevent rodent and insect infestations.

Vehicle & Vehicle Parts
Inoperable, wrecked or dismantled vehicles and all parts, including tires, must be stored inside. The Health Department can assist in the removal of junk vehicles.

Hazardous Materials
Vehicle batteries are considered hazardous and must be properly stored in a safe place. Used oil should be properly stored and recycled. Pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze and other hazardous chemicals must be safely stored or recycled.

Standing Water
Containers which collect water create a mosquito breeding habitat. This includes tires, tin cans, plastic containers and any container than can collect water. Rinse bird baths out at least twice a week.

Pet Manure
Remove pet manure on a regular basis and dispose of in a proper manner; bag and place in proper garbage recep- tacle.

Weeds
Weeds provide mosquito harborage. Weeds and grass must be kept six inches or less in height.

Compost Piles
Compost piles should be properly constructed and maintained. They should not contain garbage or pet manure. Grass clippings may be spread out to dry in order to avoid odors.

Refrigerators
Refrigerators with latch doors cannot be stored outside unless secured so that door cannot be opened, or the door removed.

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