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 wrapper
Garbage Generated Onboard A Conveyance
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”.