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17.135 Farm disposal of solid waste.

(a) A permit is not required from a state agency, except under sections 88.16, 88.17, and 88.22 for a person who owns or operates land used for farming that buries, or burns and buries, solid waste generated from the person's household or as part of the person's farming operation if the burying is done in a nuisance-free, pollution-free, and aesthetic manner on the land used for farming. This exception does not apply if regularly scheduled pickup of solid waste is reasonably available at the person's farm, as determined by resolution of the county board of the county where the person's farm is located.

(b) This exemption does not apply to burning tires or plastics, except plastic baling twine, or to burning or burial of the following materials:

(1) household hazardous waste as defined in section 115A.96, subdivision 1;

(2) appliances, including but not limited to, major appliances as defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 17a;

(3) household batteries;

(4) used motor oil; and

(5) lead acid batteries from motor vehicles.

HIST: 1989 c 131 s 2; 1993 c 249 s 5