a. Containers. All solid waste must be stored in containers that are durable,
rust-resistant, nonabsorbent, water tight, and rodent proof. These containers should
have close-fitting lids and suitable handles and should be kept clean and in good repair.
They should also be of sufficient capacity to prevent overflowing between collections.
Generally, each mobile home will require from 5 to 10 gallons of storage capacity per
day for solid waste.
(1) Plastic containers specifically designed for storage of solid waste may be
used unless there is evidence of attack by rodents. Plastic containers should comply
with the National Sanitation Foundation standards for thermoplastic refuse containers.
(2) Paper or plastic sacks designed specifically for storage of solid waste
may be used at individual mobile home sites. These sacks are required to be properly
attached to a holder that keeps them off the ground, and must be covered with a flytight
lid. All filled sacks should be stored in rodent-proof areas and, preferably, deposited
immediately into a large rodent-proof container. Otherwise, collection should be
frequent enough to prevent the accumulation of filled bags.
(3) When combined solid waste (rubbish and garbage) or rubbish
alone is collected, containers with a capacity of approximately 30 gallons are
recommended. They provide adequate capacity and yet are small enough for collectors
to handle easily. If garbage is collected separately, a container of approximately a 10-
gallon capacity will suffice.
(4) Lining containers with disposable paper or plastic bags is advisable. This
extends the life of the container and keeps it sanitary longer since the lining protects
against soiling and rusting.
b. Container Storage.
(1) Preferably, each mobile home space should have its own solid waste
storage facilities; however, the same storage facilities can be used for neighboring lots
as long as sufficient capacity is provided. It is also possible to use bulk containers to
serve several mobile homes and thus reduce the storage area required for solid waste.
(2) Bulk containers used to service several homes should have lids that are
easily opened and that automatically return to a closed position. They should be
watertight and rodent proof and should be installed so as not to be a safety hazard,
especially for children.
(3) The location of refuse containers on the mobile home space can vary, but
it is important that the locations are permanent and satisfactory racks or stands are
provided. This is done to minimize spillage and container damage and deterioration.
Containers should have at least 12 inches of clear space beneath them to facilitate
cleaning and to prevent rodent infestation.