.19 Garbage and Rubbish Disposal.

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A. Garbage is stored in the following ways as applicable to the facility:

(1) In containers that:

(a) Are sufficient in number to hold all of the garbage that accumulates between periods of removal from the premises;

(b) Do not leak or absorb liquids;

(c) Are constructed of durable metal or another approved type of material; and

(d) Are provided with tight-fitting lids or covers unless kept in a:

(i) Vermin-proofed room or enclosure; or

(ii) Waste refrigerator;

(2) In storage areas that:

(a) Are clean; and

(b) Do not constitute a nuisance;

(3) In storage rooms or enclosures that:

(a) Are constructed of easily cleanable, grease resistant, washable materials; and

(b) Are vermin-proofed;

(4) In garbage containers outside the establishment that are located on a grease resistant, durable surface; and

(5) For damaged, adulterated, or recalled products, in designated areas separate from:

(a) Food;

(b) Equipment;

(c) Utensils;

(d) Linens; and

(e) Single service and single use articles that are held for credit, redemption, or return to the distributor;

B. Garbage containers are cleaned as necessary to prevent a buildup of soil:

(1) In a manner that does not contaminate food, equipment, utensils, or food preparation areas;

(2) With:

(a) Brushes for washing that may not be used for any other purpose;

(b) Can-washing machines;

(c) Steam-cleaning devices; or

(d) Similar equipment; and

(3) In an area that enables waste water from cleaning operations to be disposed of as sewage;

C. Food waste grinders are:

(1) Constructed and installed to comply with applicable State and local plumbing laws, ordinances, and regulations; and

(2) Not connected to a sink drain that is used for food or utensils;

D. All garbage and rubbish is disposed of:

(1) Daily, or as often as necessary, to prevent a nuisance or insanitary condition; and

(2) By a method that complies with applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; and

E. Used cooking grease and oils are stored, recycled, and disposed of in accordance with applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.