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When waste from renovations has been removed from the work area and placed in on-site storage, may the waste be stored in a covered waste container or must it all be bagged for disposal?

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When waste from renovations has been removed from the work area and placed in on-site storage, may the waste be stored in a covered waste container or must it all be bagged for disposal? 

Answer

Properly implemented, either option can meet the requirements of the RRP Rule. At the conclusion of each work day and at the conclusion of the renovation, waste that has been collected from renovation activities must be stored under containment, in an enclosure, or behind a barrier that prevents release of dust and debris out of the work area and prevents access to dust and debris. Storing the waste in a covered waste container is one way to meet this requirement if the waste container prevents release of dust and debris. Containing the waste in closed trash bags can also prevent release of dust and debris. Locking the dumpster and placing it behind a locked barrier are good examples of ways to prevent access to the dust and debris.

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