NWRA Reaccredited as Secretariat by ANSI Executive Committee

NWRA Reaccredited as Secretariat by ANSI Executive Committee

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has been successfully reaccredited after the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Executive Council closed the NWRA special audit. In doing so, NWRA continues to serve as the secretariat for ANSI.

“We are pleased with the result of the audit,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA is the accredited Standards Committee Z245 secretariat. It is important to our members that we continue to help develop the standards that govern our industry.”

American National Standards (ANS) Z245 standards are national industry standards for waste and recycling equipment, facilities and operations. Interested parties can participate in the development of ANS safety standards.

The approved scope of the ANS Z245 Committee’s standards activities encompass requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, modification, servicing, maintenance and use of equipment and systems used to collect, contain, transport, store, process, recycle, treat and dispose of solid wastes and recyclable materials. It also includes the operations of facilities and activities in which these equipment and technologies are incorporated.

The membership of the ANS Z245 Accredited Standards Committee consists of organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals and others that have a direct and material interest in the activities of the committee. The selection and addition of members, along with their interest category, is subject to approval by a majority vote of the committee.

NWRA is always looking for new members to diversify further and bring expertise to the Z245 Standards Committee.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association