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ANSI Standards for Waste and Recycling

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has served as coordinator of the U.S. private sector, voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. ANSI establishes the consensus procedures that are the basis for the development of American National Standards, including those for waste and recycling facilities, equipment and operations.

American National Standards (ANSs) are essential tools used in every industry. They are voluntary and serve U.S. interests well because all materially affected stakeholders have the opportunity to work together to create them. ANSI-approved standards only become mandatory when, and if, they are adopted or referenced by the government or when market forces make them imperative.

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 eStandards Store.

ANSI Z245.1-2017

Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation, and Compaction Equipment
Safety Requirements

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ANSI Z245.21-2013

Stationary Compactors
Safety Requirements for Manufacturing and Reconstruction

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ANSI Z245.2-2013

Stationary Compactors
Safety Requirements for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation

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ANSI Z245.41-2015

Facilities for the Processing of Commingled Recyclable Materials
Safety Requirements

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ANSI Z245.30-2008

Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials
Waste Containers
Safety Requirements

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ANSI Z245.51-2013

Baling Equipment
Safety Requirements

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ANSI Z245.42-2012

Waste Transfer Station
Safety Requirements

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ANSI Z245.60-2008

Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials
Waste Containers
Compatibility Dimensions

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ANSI Z245.5-2013

Baling Equipment
Safety Requirements for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation

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