Upon delivery of solid waste to an approved disposal site, all rights of ownership and exclusive possession to lawfully deposited solid waste shall vest in Benewah County or in the owner of the site, if the site is not county owned. Any waste disposal sites provided by contractors who collect or haul solid waste pursuant to contracts with the county shall be considered county operated sites for purposes of this section and ownership of solid waste lawfully deposited and delivered to any such site shall vest in Benewah County. Benewah County reserves the right to authorize recycling of materials in the waste stream in accordance with standards and conditions to be set by the board of commissioners.
Hazardous or improperly handled wastes shall remain in the ownership of their prior possessor until they are disposed of in compliance with this chapter and other applicable laws and regulations. (Ord. 2023-157, 10-23-2023)