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Refer to Chapter 2.20 SHDC, WAC 173-350-300, On-site Storage, Collection, and Transportation Standards, as now or hereafter amended. In addition, the following regulations apply to the removal, disposal, collection and transportation of solid waste.

A. Removal. Solid waste shall be removed from the premises to a permitted solid waste handling facility at a frequency that does not create a public nuisance, or at a frequency otherwise approved by the Health Officer. The Health Officer may require any person who stores solid waste in a manner that creates a public nuisance, to remove solid waste from the premises to a permitted solid waste handling facility no less frequently than once per week.

B. Disposal Regulations. Solid waste shall be disposed of in a manner consistent with these regulations and all other federal, state, and local regulations regarding the disposal of solid waste. Should a situation arise where disposal of solid waste is not covered under this title, the Health Officer shall determine acceptability of a method of disposal for the solid waste on a case-by-case basis.

C. Disposal Service Required. When a person does not dispose of solid waste in a manner consistent with these regulations, the Health Officer may order said person to obtain ongoing and regularly scheduled solid waste collection service. Evidence, such as a copy of the contract or a billing statement, shall be provided to the Health Officer.

D. Disposal Receipts Required. Any person in violation of subsection (E) of this section, to whom a notice and order to correct violation has been issued, is required to produce receipts from a permitted solid waste disposal, recycling and/or reclamation facility as evidence of compliance.

E. Unlawful Dumping. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or deposit or allow the dumping or depositing of any solid waste onto or under the surface of the ground or into the waters of this state, except at a solid waste disposal site for which there is a valid permit; provided, that nothing herein shall prohibit a person from dumping or depositing solid waste resulting from his own activities onto or under the surface of ground owned or leased by him/her. Such actions shall not violate statutes or ordinances or create a nuisance and shall comply with the standards in Chapter 2.25 SHDC, WAC 173-351-700(4)(b).

1. Name Appearing on Waste Material and Presumption. Whenever solid waste dumped in violation of these rules and regulations contains three or more items bearing the name of one individual, there shall be rebuttable presumption that the individual whose name appears on such items committed the unlawful act of dumping.

2. Lack of Identification. When the Health Officer investigates a case of unlawful dumping and finds no identification or evidence in the solid waste, he/she may then order the property owner to remove said solid waste from his/her land. Where this occurs on private land the property owner or occupant shall be responsible for removal. Where this occurs on public land the appropriate governmental agency shall be responsible for removal.

F. Solid Waste Handling Permit. Any person commercially collecting or transporting solid waste found to be in violation of Chapter 2.20 SHDC, WAC 173-350-300(3), may be required to obtain a solid waste handling permit. Persons required to obtain a solid waste handling permit shall renew the permit annually. A permit may be issued or denied for one or more activities without simultaneously issuing or denying a permit for all activities. [Res. 04-06. Prior code § 3.1(XVI)].