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ANSI Standards

ANSI Z245 standards are national industry standards for waste and recycling equipment, facilities, and operations. Interested parties can participate in the development of ANSI safety standards.

The approved scope of the ANSI Z245 committee’s standards activities encompasses 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, and includes the operations of facilities and activities in which these equipment and technologies are incorporated.

ANSI Z245 Accredited Standards Committee

The ANSI Z245 Accredited Standards Committee is the official consensus body for standards developed under the scope of the Committee’s activities. The Committee:

  • Acts as the point of final formal approval for all aspects of the Z245 standards development process;
  • Approves all proposed new, revised or reauthorized standards for referral to the American National Standards Institute for consideration as ANSI Standards;
  • Oversees the ongoing work of the various subcommittees; and
  • Resolves all comments received through the public comment process and issues interpretations, acting as the point of first appeal.

The membership of the ANSI Z245 Accredited Standards Committee consists of organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals, and others, having 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.

Operating Procedures for Accredited Standards Committee Z245 on Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials. 

Accredited Standards Committee Z245 Secretariat

Secretariat, ANSI Z245 Accredited Standards Committee
c/o National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact:
ANSI Standards Secretary
T: 202-364-3710
F: 202-966-4824
E: secretary@wasterecycling.org
E: technical@wasterecycling.org

Committee Members

View current ANSI Z245 Accredited Standards Committee Members.
For a complete listing of Committee members please email secretary@wasterecycling.org.

ANSI Z245 Subcommittee Structure

Subcommittee 1: Mobile Refuse Collection and Transportation Equipment

Subcommittee 1 establishes safety and design requirements for the manufacture, reconstruction, modification, maintenance, service, and operation of mobile collecting, transporting, and compacting equipment, and the installation (where applicable) of accessory equipment. The Subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.1, Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation and Compaction Equipment – Safety Requirements.

Subcommittee 2 – Stationary Compactors

Subcommittee 2 establishes safety and design requirements for the manufacture, reconstruction, modification, maintenance, service, operation, and installation (where applicable) of stationary compacting equipment. The subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.2, Stationary Compactors – Safety Requirements for Maintenance, Installation and Operation and Z245.21, Stationary Compactors – Safety Requirements.

Subcommittee 3 – Waste Container Safety

Subcommittee 3 establishes safety requirements for the manufacture, reconstruction, use, modification, maintenance, service, operation, and installation (where applicable) of containers, two-wheeled carts, and two-wheeled container lifters. It’s work applies to all persons engaged in the manufacture, modification, operation, use, cleaning, maintenance, service or repair of containers which are used in conjunction with the collection, processing, and disposal (including the diversion of wastes for recycling) of municipal, commercial and industrial solid wastes by private companies and public entities. The subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.30, Waste Containers – Safety Requirements.

Subcommittee 4 – Facility Safety

Subcommittee 4 establishes safety requirements applicable to the design, manufacture, assembly, modification, operation, cleaning, maintenance, servicing, or repair of facilities such as landfills, material recovery facilities, and transfer stations. The Subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.41, Safety Requirements for Commingled Material Recovery Facilities and for the development of additional standards in the Z245.40 series covering transfer stations and landfills.

Subcommittee 5 – Baling Equipment

Subcommittee 5 establishes safety and design requirements for the manufacture, reconstruction, modification, maintenance, service, operation, and installation (where applicable) of balers, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, and electro-hydraulic balers used in recycling and resource recovery processes, solid waste disposal, and raw materials handling. The Subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.5, Baling Equipment – Safety Requirements for Maintenance, Installation and Operation and Z245.21, Baling Equipment – Safety Requirements.

Subcommittee 6 – Waste Container Compatibility

Subcommittee 6 establishes the dimensional requirements for the manufacture, reconstruction, use, modification, maintenance, service, operation, and installation (where applicable) of containers so as to ensure compatibility between various the types of containers and equipment designed to lift and dump these containers. The Subcommittee is responsible for the development and maintenance of Z245.60, Container Compatibility Dimensions.

Subcommittee 7 – Size-Reduction Equipment

Subcommittee 7 establishes safety and design requirements for the manufacture, modification, operation, installation, integration, cleaning, maintenance, service, and repair of industrial or commercial size-reduction equipment. The size-reduction equipment covered includes shears and related equipment, auger processors, chippers, dicers, rotary drum processors, shear shredders, grinders, granulators, hammer mills, and crushers. The Subcommittee is currently not active.

Subcommittee 7A – Mobile Industrial Tub Grinders

Subcommittee 7A develops documents which are intended to provide the means for protecting personnel during set-up, normal operation, maintenance, and service of mobile industrial tub grinders and is applicable to the design, manufacture, maintenance, service, and operation of mobile industrial tub grinders used in processing of organic wastes. The Subcommittee is currently not active.

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