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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels
4/19/2024

12VAC5-431-370. Solid waste.

A. A minimum of one watertight, nonabsorbent and easily washable waste receptacle shall be provided in each lodging unit. Such receptacle shall be kept clean and in good repair.

B. Solid waste shall be collected daily from rooms and areas used by guests.

C. Solid waste shall be disposed of in accordance with all applicable local ordinances and state laws and regulations.

D. Solid waste shall be stored in either individual garbage containers, bins, or storage vehicles.

E. All such bulk storage containers or vehicles shall:

1. Have tight fitting lids or covers;

2. Be durable, rust resistant, water tight, rodent proof, readily washable, and kept in good repair.

F. Solid waste shall be removed from the hotel's premises at regular intervals. Collection frequency shall be such so as not to create:

1. Vector production and sustenance;

2. Objectionable odors; or

3. Any overflowing of solid waste or other unsanitary condition.

G. Solid Waste shall be transported in accordance with all applicable local ordinances and state law and regulation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002.

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