Disposal Site Rules

General Regulations


  • The Solid Waste Division is authorized to enforce public compliance with County Solid Waste Disposal Site Rules and order any person violating these rules to leave the disposal site area.
  • The Solid Waste Division is authorized to close any County Solid Waste Disposal site or portion thereof, to public use or restrict the times of such use, or to limit or prohibit use whenever such action is necessary to protect the health or safety of the public, or the safety of the site or its facilities.
  • The Solid Waste Division is authorized to enforce public compliance with provisions of its Solid Waste Disposal Site Permit as issued by the State of Oregon.

Vehicles


  • Motorists must comply with all regulatory signs posted in County Disposal Sites
  • Vehicles other than Solid Waste Division maintenance vehicles shall be operated only on established roads and parking areas unless directed otherwise by Solid Waste Division personnel.
  • Vehicles shall not be operated within any County Disposal Site at speeds in excess of 15 miles per hour.
  • Vehicles shall not be operated carelessly or recklessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others.
  • Vehicles shall not be parked so as to limit the use of site roadways or parking areas.
  • Vehicles shall not be left unattended within a County Disposal Site for more than 24 hours.
  • The Solid Waste Division is authorized to move or have removed, at the owner's expense, any vehicle which has been parked in violation of these Rules.

Children


  • Children brought to a disposal site must be kept under control at all times.
  • Any child under the age of 16 years must be kept inside the motor vehicle unless assisting in the unloading of that vehicle under the direction of a responsible adult.

Animals


Any dog, cat or other animal brought into a disposal site shall be kept under control and inside the motor vehicle at all times.

Wildlife


  • Hunting is prohibited in any County Disposal Site.
  • No person shall pursue, trap, kill, injure, or molest any wildlife or domestic animals within a disposal site, except as ordered by the Solid Waste Division

Firearms


No person shall possess any loaded firearm nor discharge any firearm, pellet gun, bow and arrow, sling shot, or missile launching device within a County Disposal Site except as may be ordered by the Solid Waste Division.

Public Disturbance


Prohibited conduct at a Solid Waste Disposal Site:

  • Use of abusive, threatening, vile, obscene or indecent language or gestures toward members of the public or Solid Waste Division employees
  • Cause, attempt to cause, or participate in any public disturbance

Fire


  • Burning material of any kind is not allowed within any Solid Waste Disposal Site, except as authorized by the Solid Waste Division.
  • Smoking of cigarettes, pipes, cigars is strictly prohibited outside of vehicles.
  • Every person shall be responsible for damage caused by burning material discarded by such person and for the cost of suppression of fires caused by the negligence of such individual.

Litter


  • Solid waste shall be transported to disposal sites in a secured manner, tarped to prevent loss.
  • Loose paper, plastic, plastic pellets and other similar material shall be bagged or boxed in order to prevent them from becoming windblown litter when being dumped.

Alcohol & Controlled Substances


  • Use of alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited at all Solid Waste Disposal Sites.
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances are prohibited from entering or using all Solid Waste Disposal Sites.

Prohibited Materials


  • Persons may not dispose of hazardous waste, large dead animals, sewage sludge, septic tank pumpings, chemical or vault toilet pumpings, untreated infectious wastes, bulk quantities of liquid wastes, soils contaminated by hazardous materials or lead acid batteries at any County Solid Waste Disposal Site.
  • Petroleum-contaminated soils may be disposed of only at the Klamath Falls Landfill in accordance with the approved Site Operations Plan, after approval is given by the Solid Waste Division of Public Works.
  • Asbestos containing materials may be disposed of only at the Klamath Falls Landfill in accordance with OAR 340-25-469 (10), after approval is given by the Solid Waste Division of Public Works.
  • Sharps, such as hypodermic needles or scalpels, may be disposed of only at the Klamath Falls Landfill in accordance with the approved Site Operations Plan, after approval is given by the Solid Waste Division of Public Works.
  • Pesticide containers may be disposed of only in accordance with OAR 340-109-020.
  • Persons may not dispose of vehicles, large home or industrial appliances, used oil, or tires at any County Solid Waste Disposal Site. These items may be brought to disposal sites for recycling if prepared appropriately.