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If crew members ride outside the cab of the collection vehicle for short
trips the vehicle shall be equipped with handholds and platforms big enough to
safeguard against slipping.
Vehicle size shall take into consideration: local weight and height
limits for all roads over which the vehicle will travel; turning radius; and
loading height in the unloading position to insure overhead clearance in
transfer stations, service buildings, incinerators, or other facilities.
Engines which conserve fuel and minimize pollution shall be used in
collection vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution.
Collection vehicles shall be maintained and serviced according to
manufacturers, recommendations, and receive periodic vehicle safety checks,
including, but not limited to, inspection of brakes, windshield wipers,
taillights, backup lights, audible reverse warning devices, tires, and
hydraulic systems. Any irregularities shall be repaired before the vehicle is
used.  Vehicles shall also be cleaned thoroughly at least once a week.
No person shall work, walk or stand under elevated truck/containers.
Solid waste shall not be allowed to remain in collection vehicles over
24 h and shall only be left in a vehicle overnight when this practice does not
constitute a fire, health, or safety hazard.
Solid wastes (or materials which have been separated for the purpose of
recycling) shall be collected with frequency sufficient to inhibit the
propagation or attraction of vectors and the creation of nuisances. Solid
wastes which contain food wastes shall be collected at a minimum of once
during each week. Bulky wastes shall be collected at a minimum of once every 3
The minimum collection frequency consistent with public health and
safety shall be adopted to minimize collection costs and fuel consumption. In
establishing collection frequencies, generation rates, waste composition, and
storage capacity shall be taken into consideration.
When solid wastes are separated at the point of storage into various
categories for the purpose of resource recovery, a collection frequency shall
be designated for each waste category.


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