Regulated/APHIS Waste
 
According to 9 CFR 94.5, regulated garbage is defined as “All waste materials that is derived in whole or in part from fruits, vegetables, meats or other plant or animal (including poultry) material, any other character of refuse whatsoever that has been associated with any such material.”
 
*Any garbage that is commingled with regulated garbage is considered regulated garbage.
 
Regulated garbage can also be considered but not limited to the below:
  • Empty/Used Milk Cartons
  • Empty/Used Egg Cartons
  • Empty/Used Tin Cans
  • All fruit, food, plant wastes
  • All food contaminated napkins and plastic wrappers



Garbage Generated Onboard A Conveyance
9 CFR 94.5 ( c ) (2) states “Garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance is regulated garbage, if, when the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance, the means of conveyance has been in any port outside the United States and Canada within the previous 2-year period.”


Regulated Waste On Board a Conveyance
“All regulated garbage must be contained in tight, covered, leak-proof receptacles, these receptacles shall be contained inside the guard rail of a watercraft.”
 
Many conveyances utilize Super Sacks (Flex-packs, tea bags as they are sometimes called). These meet the USDA requirements for the garbage being covered and leak-proof receptacle. Super Sacks must be fully enclosed, labeled and completely tied to ensure that no garbage can leak. All bags must note the phrase “Regulated Garbage”.
 
 
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