Revised ANSI Standards for Balers and Compactors Available for Comment

 Revised ANSI Standards for Balers and Compactors Available for Comment

Arlington, VA – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published a request for comments for the updates to ASC Standards Z245.2 and Z245.5. The updated standards aim to bring greater simplicity and effectiveness to baler and compactor operations and manufacturing.

“I appreciate the hard work of the Z245 Committee to revise these standards. It has been several years since the last revision,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “The updated standards are designed for improved safety and clarity.”

The deadline to file comments is January 17, 2022.


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

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association