§ 95-18. Disposal.
No disposal except as provided. Solid waste shall be disposed of only by one of the
Sanitary landfill that has been approved by the Department.
Incinerator that meets all requirements of the local, state and federal air
pollution standards and control permits.
Transfer station that has been approved by the Department.
Any other method, including reclaiming, composting or recycling processes, that
has been approved by the Solid Waste Director.
Disposal of hazardous regulated medical, radioactive waste. Hazardous, regulated
medical and radioactive wastes shall be disposed of according to written procedures
approved by the Department.
Littering prohibited. No person may intentionally or negligently discard, dispose, leave or
dump any solid waste on or along any street or highway or on public or private property
unless such solid waste is placed in a receptacle or at a location designated for the deposit
of solid waste.
Disposal of tires. The disposal of tires on publicly or privately owned property is strictly
prohibited. Nothing in this article shall be interpreted to preclude the use of tires in an
accepted agricultural practice.
Disposal of sharps. Sharps shall be placed in an approved, sealed, puncture proof
container prior to disposal.
Burning of solid waste. The purpose of this subsection is for preventing, abating and
controlling air pollution resulting from air contaminants released in the open burning of
refuse and other combustible materials. While recognizing that open burning contributes
to air pollution, certain types of open burning may reasonably be allowed in the public
interest. Therefore, there shall be no burning of solid waste in Henderson County except
as authorized by state burning laws.
Private disposal of solid waste. This section shall not be construed to prevent any person
from properly disposing of solid waste from his own residence on his property in a safe
and sanitary manner and at a depth and distance from any body of water to prevent
contamination. All such private disposal sites must receive prior approval by the Solid
Waste Director, and all solid wastes deposited must be covered with at least six inches of
compacted dirt daily.
Other disposal of solid waste prohibited. Any other disposal of solid waste is expressly