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(A) Operation of a landfill shall be in compliance with current Indiana State Board of Health (ISBH) rules and regulations related to sanitary landfill operations within the state. The issuance of any permit to a person for the operation of a proposed refuse disposal site shall be subject to the approval of the state Board of Health.
(B) (1) Salvaging, if permitted, shall be organized so that it will not interfere with prompt sanitary disposal of refuse or create unsightliness or health hazards. This provision in no way precludes the right of a landfill operator to prevent salvaging as a part of his or her operational standards.
(2) Scavenging shall not be permitted.
(3) All salvage material must be removed from the disposal area at least once each week, except that any and all materials containing food for rodents and insects, including tin cans, shall be disposed of daily in a sanitary manner.
(C) No garbage, rubbish, trash, or industrial waste shall be burned at a sanitary landfill. All burning is prohibited.
(D) Any person engaged in public refuse disposal by sanitary landfill shall have available at all times earth-moving equipment of adequate size and capacity to satisfactorily operate that sanitary landfill. An all-weather road shall be provided to a sanitary landfill site and site of operation.
(E) It shall be expressly forbidden to make uncooked garbage available for animal consumption at any public refuse disposal site.
(F) Infestation of rodents and insects on the premises of a public refuse disposal site shall constitute a violation of this subchapter and the violation shall be determined by the county Health Officer.
(G) Hazardous materials, including liquids and sewage, shall not be disposed of in a sanitary landfill unless special provisions are made for their disposal through the Health Officer, the state Board of Health and/or the Stream Pollution Control Board. This provision in no way precludes the right of a landfill operator to exclude any materials as a part of his or her operational standards.
(H) The entire site, including the fill surface, shall be graded and provided with drainage facilities to minimize runoff onto and into the fill, to prevent erosion or washing of the fill, to drain off rainwater falling on the fill, and to prevent the collection of standing water.
(I) Measures shall be provided to control dust and blowing paper. The entire area shall be kept clean and orderly.
(J) Modification of the rules on sanitary landfills as applicable to existing disposal areas may be made by the Health Officer. These modifications must be approved in writing.
(K) Refuse shall be spread so that it can be compacted in layers not exceeding a depth of two feet. Large and bulky items, when not excluded from the site, shall be disposed of in a manner approved by the Health Officer.
(L) A final layer of suitable cover material compacted to a minimum thickness of two feet shall be placed over the entire surface of each portion not later than one week following the placement of refuse within that portion.
(M) (1) An inspection of the entire site shall be made by the Health Officer to determine compliance with approved plans and specifications before the earth-moving equipment is removed from the site.
(2) Any necessary corrective work shall be performed before the landfill project is accepted as completed. Arrangements shall be made for the repair of all cracked, eroded, and uneven areas in the final cover during the first two years following completion of the landfill.
(N) Any other method of waste disposal not covered by these rules shall be reviewed by the Health Department for the purpose of evaluating the design and operational methods with reference to the nuisance factor, the safety of employees, and the protection of the public health. Disposal methods shall be subject to the evaluation and approval of the Health Officer.
(`88 Code, § 6-28) (Ord. 104, passed 4-23-73) Penalty, see § 10.99