Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
5.2 Quality of the Outdoor and Indoor Environment
5.2.7 Sewage and Garbage
188.8.131.52: Containment of Garbage
Garbage should be kept in containers approved by the regulatory health authority. Such containers should be constructed of durable metal or other types of material, designed and used so wild and domesticated animals and pests do not have access to the contents, and so they do not leak or absorb liquids. Waste containers should be kept covered with tight-fitting lids or covers when stored.
The facility should have a sufficient number of waste and diaper containers to hold all of the garbage and diapers that accumulate between periods of removal from the premises. Plastic garbage bag liners should be used in such containers. Exterior garbage containers should be stored on an easily cleanable surface. Garbage areas should be free of litter and waste that is not contained. Children should not be allowed access to garbage, waste, and refuse storage areas.
If a compactor is used, the surface should be graded to a suitable drain, as approved by the regulatory health authority.