ANSI Z245 Standards for the Waste & Recycling Industries – You Need to Know These

Are you up to speed on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z245 policies for your operations?  If you are in the solid waste & recycling industries – collections & compactors, transfer stations, landfills, MRFs and / or involved in Safety, you need to know them.  ANSI Z245 standards are national industry standards for waste and recycling equipment, facilities, and related operations and apply to both the public (government) and private sector waste companies.

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On multiple occasions, WIH Resource Group’s team of experts are called upon as legal expert witnesses for matters where adherence to the ANSI Z245 series of standards were not met by the solid waste management organization – either public sector or private waste companies – and the result can cost them millions in settling an accident related lawsuit for negligence.

Both the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) & the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and their members have helped in developing the ANSI National 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.

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 Dimensions

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 8 – Landfill Operations – Safety Requirements

Establishes safe practices, applicable to all persons who design, construct, modify, operate, maintain, service, repair, mine, regulate or use landfills. Exception:  This standard does not address the engineering aspects and scope of ANSI/CSA 149.6

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

Interested parties can participate in the development of ANSI safety standards.

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

ANSI Z245 Standards for the Waste & Recycling Industries

For more information and to purchase ANSI Z245 Standards applicable to the solid waste industry, click the document number of the desired standard below. These links will take you away from SWANA.org and to the ANSI eStandrds Store.

ANSI Z245.1-2017

Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation, and Compaction Equipment
Safety Requirements
https://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.1-2017

ANSI Z245.21-2013

Stationary Compactors
Safety Requirements for Manufacturing and Reconstruction
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.21-2013

ANSI Z245.2-2013

Stationary Compactors
Safety Requirements for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.2-2013

ANSI Z245.30-2008

Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials
Waste Containers
Safety Requirements
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.30-2008

ANSI Z245.41-2015

Facilities for the Processing of Commingled Recyclable Materials
Safety Requirements
https://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.41-2015

ANSI Z245.42-2012

Waste Transfer Station
Safety Requirements
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.42-2012

ANSI Z245.51-2013

Baling Equipment
Safety Requirements
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.51-2013

ANSI Z245.5-2013

Baling Equipment
Safety Requirements for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.5-2013

ANSI Z245.60-2008

Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials
Waste Containers
Compatibility Dimensions
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI+Z245.60-2008

For a complete list of the entire ANSI Z245 safety standards catalogs available from SWANA and NWRA, visit one of the following:

SWANA: https://swana.org/Safety/ANSIStandardsforWasteandRecycling.aspx

NWRA: https://wasterecycling.org/page/ANSIStandards

Source: WIH Resource Group & ANSI

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