126.Closing down of dumps: A dump or other open-air solid waste deposit site must be closed down as follows:
(a) access to the dump must be prohibited in a permanent fashion by a barrier, fence or ditch of at least 60 centimetres depth or any other obstacle of at least 50 centimetres in height;
(b) a notice must indicate that it is prohibited to deposit waste upon pain of a fine;
(c) scattered solid waste, notably wind-blown paper, must be collected or recovered in the manner prescribed in paragraph d;
(d) rats and vermin must first be exterminated by poison;
(e) solid waste must be compacted and covered over with a layer of at least 60 centimetres of earth and the ground must then be levelled; and
(f) extermination of rats and vermin must be continued for at least 3 months following the step prescribed in subparagraph e.
A person who closes down a dump or any other open-air waste disposal site must, within 30 days following the first extermination referred to in subparagraph d of the first paragraph, send to the Minister a bill certifying that the extermination was actually undertaken.
This section applies particularly to a reserved area or in an agricultural zone established in accordance with the Act to preserve agricultural land (chapter P-41.1) (chapter Q-2, s. 124.1)
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 14, s. 126; O.C. 195-82, s. 18; S.Q., 1988, c. 49, s. 54.