THE REGIONAL BIOSECURITY
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GENERAL MONITORING OF GARBAGE AT PORTS AND AIRPORTS
||PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING GARBAGE
||Make regular checks on security of garbage [regulated articles] on ships, wharves and at airports. Check the following:
- that all garbage receptacles have lids on and are secured;
- that all garbage is stored in drums, kept wholly within the vessel;
- that leak-proof garbage drums are used; and
there is restricted access for animals/birds/humans.
||If problems are found, advise the ship’s master, harbourmaster or airport manager, as appropriate, to take corrective action.
||Make regular checks on the incinerator facility for:
- restricted access to animals/birds/humans. Garbage MUST NOT be left in exposed containers or in the open. Garbage in plastic bags MUST be placed into secure bins to prevent access by animals.
- cleanliness of the facility. Ensure that garbage is either burnt daily or stored in sealed containers until it can be burnt.
- unburnt material in ash. If found, direct for reburning.
- correct disposal of ash. Properly burnt ash does not present a quarantine risk. If ash is not properly burnt it should be either re-burnt or deep buried under at least 1 metre of soil.
- stealing of items from garbage. All reasonable steps should be taken to ensure that stealing does not occur. ‘Reasonable steps’ might include:
- the use of lockable garbage containersp
- garbage to be stored in a fenced areap
- daily destruction of garbage; and
- chemical treatment of garbage (using Psillin).
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