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19.2.1 Rubbish Containers
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Rubbish containers kept outside of rooms or vaults shall not exceed 40.5 ft3 (1.15 m3) capacity.
Containers exceeding a capacity of 51/3 ft3 [40 gal (0.15 m3)] shall be provided with lids.
Nonmetallic rubbish containers exceeding a capacity of 51/3 ft3 [40 gal (0.15 m3)] shall be manufactured of materials having a peak rate of heat release not exceeding 300 kW/m2 at a flux of 50 kW/m2 when tested in the horizontal orientation, at a thickness as used in the container but not less than of 0.25 in. (6 mm), in accordance with ASTM E1354, Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter.
The requirement of 188.8.131.52 shall not apply to structures meeting all of the following requirements:
Occupancies exclusively performing commercial rubbish handling or recycling shall maintain rubbish or product to be processed or recycled in one of the following ways:
- In approved vaults
- In covered metal or metal-lined receptacles or bins
- Completely baled and stacked in an orderly manner in an approved location