§ 95-19. Facility Regulations.
Conformity with facility procedures required. Solid waste shall be disposed of at the
Henderson County facility in the manner and according to procedures established by the
Solid Waste Director.
Facility tours. Facility tours or visitors to the facility must be accompanied by an
employee of the Solid Waste Department.
Affiliation with County required. The County facility may be used for the disposal of
solid waste generated in Henderson County by County residents and nonresident owners
of property in Henderson County.
Hours of Operation. The facility shall be open during business hours as established by the
Board. The facility holiday schedule will be determined by the County Manager and
revised annually and will be posted in the scale house. In emergencies, the facility may
be opened and closed for additional hours as directed by the County Manager or the
Security of facility. Except when open during regular business hours, the facility shall be
kept locked, and entry shall not be permitted.
Tipping fee. A tipping fee or per vehicle fee shall be charged to all users of the facility.
This tipping fee shall be based on the number of tons of material brought for disposal,
except that there may be a minimum fee. There will be no fee charged for acceptable
recyclable materials that have been separated and properly prepared. The Board shall
adopt a schedule of fees from time to time which shall be effective until amended or
replaced. Fees shall not be waived for nonprofit organizations.
Use by multiple-dwelling properties, parks and camps. Where there is more than one
premises located in a residential building, manufactured home park, recreational vehicle
park, summer camp or campground, it shall be the responsibility of the owner or person
in charge of each building, park or camp to contract with a permitted hauler and to pay
for the regular collection of all solid waste from each premises. An owner of a
multipremises building, park or camp may apply to the Solid Waste Director for an
exemption if it can be shown that he is now disposing of solid waste in a safe and sanitary
manner as outlined in this article. In the case where the owner of a multipremises
building, park or camp hauls his own solid waste, said waste must be weighed at the scale
house, and the hauler may not use the boxes set aside for household solid waste.
Loitering and rummaging prohibited. No person may loiter or rummage about the facility
or remove articles therefrom.
Speed limit within facility. All persons entering or traveling on facility property shall
observe posted speed limits and shall operate their vehicles in a safe and courteous
Vehicles which are not self-unloading will not be allowed in the transfer station. All
vehicles which do not use the household containers and are not self-unloading shall arrive
at the County facility no later than 30 minutes before the close of the normal operating
day. Vehicles which are not self-unloading will be subject to control by the Facility
Foreman so as to minimize vehicle congestion and provide easy access to the designated
disposal site for self-unloading vehicles.
Only authorized Henderson County personnel will be allowed on the tipping floor of the
transfer station, except that a waste hauler may exit his or her truck for mechanical
adjustment of his or her vehicle.
Uncovered waste prohibited. No vehicle shall be allowed to deposit waste at the County
facility unless the waste is enclosed in the vehicle or secured by methods stated in §95-
17C. The Solid Waste Director shall determine the adequacy of the covering, and his
decision shall be final.
Deposit waste only in authorized areas. No person may deposit material at any point in
the facility except where indicated by authorized employees of the facility or by official
Discharge of firearms, explosives and fireworks prohibited. No person may discharge
firearms, fireworks or explosives on facility property.
Solid waste subject to inspection. Solid waste shall be observed and inspected for
prohibited materials. Persons disposing of unacceptable material may be required to
remove such materials at the discretion of the Solid Waste Director or Facility Foreman.
Prohibited waste. The following waste may not be disposed of in the County facility:
Burning or smoldering materials or any other materials that would create a fire
Used motor oil (except for recycling).
White goods (except for recycling).
Sharps not properly contained.
Whole tires which may not be co disposed with solid waste.
Yard waste, except in the wood waste grinding area.
Metal drums of 50 gallons or more capacity unless drain holes are provided to
prevent containers from holding liquid or unless filled with identifiable solid
waste which is otherwise acceptable.
Stumps, brush, limbs, yard waste, landscape waste and construction and
demolition material mixed with solid waste unless separated prior to disposal.
Automobiles, truck or other motor vehicle bodies or large pieces of metal, such
as manufactured homes and farm equipment.
Wood waste greater than 10 inches in diameter at the butt end and greater than
feet in length. Wood waste greater than 2 inches in diameter shall not be
greater than 4 feet in length.
No ash, fly ash or incinerator ash.
Regulated medical waste.
Dirt or soil products (may be reviewed on a load-by-load basis).
Corrugated cardboard generated from commercial, industrial and institutional
sources, unless there are no materials recovery facilities located in Henderson
County. Residential sources of corrugated containers will be allowed in de
minimis amounts only. The following items shall not be considered corrugated
Wax coated cardboard.
Cardboard soiled with grease, oils, food waste, chemicals, poisons or
Cardboard adhered to polystyrene or other plastic.
Poster board, pasteboard tubing or chipboard, such as cereal boxes.
This is mixed paper and can be recycled.
Antifreeze (ethylene glycol).