TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER m: FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS
PART 750 FOOD SERVICE SANITATION CODE
SECTION 750.1130 CONTAINERS GARBAGE AND REFUSE
Section 750.1130 Containers – Garbage and Refuse
a) Garbage and refuse shall be kept in durable easily cleanable insect-proof and rodent-proof containers that do not leak and do not absorb liquids. Plastic bags and high wet strength paper bags may be used to line these containers and may be used for storage inside the food service establishment when protected from insects and rodents.
b) Containers used in food preparation and utensil washing areas shall be kept covered after they are filled.
c) Containers stored outside the establishment, and dumpsters, compactor and compactor systems shall be easily cleanable, shall be provided with tight fitting lids, doors or covers, and shall be kept covered when not in actual use. In containers designed with drains, drain plugs shall be kept in place at all times, except during cleaning.
d) There shall be a sufficient number of containers to hold all the garbage and refuse that accumulates.
e) Soiled containers shall be cleaned at a frequency to prevent insect and rodent attraction. These containers shall be thoroughly cleaned on the inside and outside in a way that does not contaminate food, equipment, utensils, or food preparation areas. Suitable facilities, including hot water and detergent or steam, shall be provided and used for washing containers. Liquid waste from compacting or cleaning operations shall be disposed of as sewage.