Standardization of machines, equipment and management systems for collection, temporary storage and transportation of solid and sanitary liquid waste and recyclables (valuables).

Taking into particular account:

  • Terminology;
  • Technology;
  • Performance;
  • Quality;
  • Environmental aspects;
  • Safety and ergonomic aspects;
  • Maintenance;
  • Logistical aspects;
  • Data management and
  • Service procedures.

Excluded are:

  • Urban wastewater systems
  • Sludge recovery, treatment and disposal and also water re-use as far as they are covered by ISO/TC 275 and ISO/TC 282
  • General environmental management (e.g. ISO 14000) and road traffic safety management systems aspects (e.g. ISO 39001) are covered by ISO/TC 207 and ISO/TC 241
  • Road maintenance equipment are covered by ISO/TC 195/SC 2
  • Road vehicles are covered by ISO/TC 22.

Quick links


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 297


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 297/WG 1 Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 297/WG 2 Waste collection and transport vehicles Working group

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 297

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 297:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 195/SC 2 Road operation machinery and associated equipment ISO
ISO/TC 219 Floor coverings ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 297

ISO/TC 297 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 23 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry ISO
ISO/TC 127 Earth-moving machinery ISO
ISO/TC 195 Building construction machinery and equipment ISO
ISO/TC 195/SC 2 Road operation machinery and associated equipment ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 275 Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal ISO

ISO/TC 297 - Secretariat

DIN [Germany]

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Saatwinkler Damm 42/43
D-13627 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:

Mr Jan Philip Everding
Tel: +49 30 2601-2463
Fax: +49 30 2601-42463