CHAPTER 94 - STATE BOARD OF HEALTH DEPOSITING OF POULTRY PLANT REFUSE ON FARM LAND UNLAWFUL

AN ACT MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO DUMP POULTRY PLANT REFUSE ON FARM LAND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That on and after the approval of this Act no person whomsoever shall dump or otherwise deposit any blood, garbage, carrion, offal, filth or other refuse derived or resulting from the dressing of fowl and poultry of all kinds in an obnoxious or noisome state upon any land or in any stream or other body of water within this State.

Section 2. The State Board of Health, by rules and regulations, shall prescribe the methods and means of treating any such blood, garbage, carrion, offal, filth or other refuse so as to remove the noisome or obnoxious nature thereof. Any person who shall dump or otherwise deposit any such blood, garbage, carrion, offal, filth or other refuse upon any land or in any stream or other body of water within this State without first having treated the same in accordance with such rules and regulations prescribed by the State Board of Health pursuant to the authority herein contained, shall be guilty of a common nuisance, and upon conviction thereof before a Justice of the Peace shall be fined not less than Ten ($10) Dollars nor more than Fifty ($50) Dollars, with cost of suit, or stand committed to the County Jail until the same be paid or until discharged by law. Any person convicted of such offense, who shall not immediately remove such blood, garbage, carrion, offal, filth or other refuse from the place where the same shall have been by him dumped or otherwise deposited, shall be deemed guilty of a separate and distinct offense for each day thereafter that the same shall be not removed from the place where it shall have been by him so clumped or deposited.

Approved May 16, 1941.