Adequate receptacle stands are an aid to good housekeeping. Scheduled
spraying for control of insects and rodent-control measures must be
established as required by prevailing weather conditions. The following
guidelines apply to receptacle stands.
! Locate receptacle stands at established pickup stations only.
! Stands for garbage cans are constructed in conjunction with a can-washing
facility at mess halls, service clubs, and exchanges. Because of the
low-loading height of most compactor trucks, do not place these stands on
porches or loading docks.
! Because of the height of multiple containers, they are more easily loaded
when placed adjacent to a loading dock or platform and loaded through
their top doors. Whenever possible, locate the receptacle stand for this
kind of container in such a position.
! Build stands large enough to accommodate enough receptacles to meet
installation requirements for segregation of materials.
! Concrete stands are easily cleaned and seldom require maintenance. Wood
stands are not satisfactory at mess halls or other locations where food
is dispensed. Existing wooden stands will be replaced with concrete
stands whenever replacement or major repairs are required. On paved
areas, construction of separate stands is not normally required. Do not
enclose receptacle stands. Screened stands are difficult to keep clean
and also create a fly-breeding environment. In some instances, a
shelter over the can stand may be desirable to protect the cans and
contents from becoming wet during rainy weather. Stands shall be at
least 30 cm (12 in.) above grade. Stands or pads shall accommodate the
wheel-bearing load of loading vehicles.
Can Washing. Wash all cans as often as necessary for
sanitation. Garbage cans do not require sterilizing, but grease and food
particles serve as a source of food for insects and rodents and must be
removed to prevent a health hazard. Central can washing has generally proven
to be an uneconomical operation both in manpower and trucks required to haul
cans to and from the messing facility and the can-washing plant. Individual
can-washing facilities are authorized for construction for mess halls,
restaurants, service clubs, and exchanges. Can washing facility drain lines
are connected to a sanitary sewer via a grit/grease trap.
Can-washing facilities at mess halls shall be conveniently
located, in accordance with the following criteria: a concrete washing pad
not less than 6 ft by 6 ft in size, surrounded by a low, raised curb to
prevent overflow of wash water, and piped to the central drain having a
grease trap and connected to the sanitary sewer. Hot water (not to exceed
1400F) may be piped to the washing pad where the kitchen has sufficient
heated water to meet all normal kitchen and can-washing needs. Suitable
backflow and cross connection prevention shall be provided on all water