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RULE §330.103Collection and Transportation Requirements

(a) Municipal solid waste (MSW) containing putrescibles shall be collected a minimum of once weekly to prevent propagation and attraction of vectors and the creation of public health nuisances. Collection should be made more frequently in circumstances where vector breeding or harborage potential is significant.

(b) Transporters of MSW shall be responsible for ensuring that all solid waste collected is unloaded only at facilities authorized to accept the type of waste being transported. Off-loading at an unauthorized location or at a facility not authorized to accept such waste is a violation of this subchapter. Allowable wastes at a particular solid waste management facility may be determined by reviewing the following regulations as applicable:

  (1) §330.5 of this title (relating to Classification of Municipal Solid Waste Facilities);

  (2) Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Operational Standards for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities);

  (3) Subchapter E of this chapter (relating to Operational Standards for Municipal Solid Waste Storage and Processing Units);

  (4) Chapter 312, Subchapters A - E of this title (relating to General Provisions; Land Application for Beneficial Use and Storage at Beneficial Use Sites; Surface Disposal; Pathogen and Vector Attraction Reduction; and Guidelines and Standards for Sludge Incineration); and

  (5) §330.15(e) of this title (relating to General Prohibitions).

(c) All transporters of solid waste shall maintain records for at least three years to document that waste was taken to an authorized MSW facility. Upon request of the executive director or of a local government with jurisdiction, a transporter is responsible for providing adequate documentation regarding the destination of all collected waste including billing documents to prove that the proper disposal procedure is being followed.

(d) Each transporter delivering waste to a solid waste management facility shall immediately remove any non-allowable wastes delivered to the solid waste management facility or, at the option of the disposal facility operator, pay any applicable surcharges to have the disposal facility operator remove the non-allowable waste.

(e) If non-allowable wastes are discovered in a load of waste being discharged at an MSW facility, the transporter shall immediately take all necessary steps to determine the origin of the non-allowable waste and to assure that non-allowable wastes are either not collected or are taken to a facility approved to accept such wastes.

Source Note: The provisions of this §330.103 adopted to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2502; amended to be effective May 26, 2016, 41 TexReg 3735

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