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Plastic waste and recycling containers RAL-GZ 951/1

Quality requirements and testing requirements for plastic mobile waste and recycling container

 

1. Area of application

2. Standards and Guidelines

2.1 Product standards
2.2. Equivalent product standards
2.3 Guidelines

3. Quality assessment and testing requirements

3.1 General
3.2 Definitions
3.2.1 Serviceability
3.2.2 Test temperatures
3.3 Quality assessments and testing requirements
3.3.1 Test load / Significant characteristics
3.3.2 Dimensions
3.3.3 Volumes
3.3.3.1 Volume regulations for waste and recycling containers with flat lids
3.3.3.2 Volume regulations for waste and recycling containers with sliding dome lids
3.3.4 Load 
3.3.5 Mass of the thermoplastic waste and recycling containers bodies
3.3.6 Warm storage
3.3.7 Surface active agent testing for 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers- DU
3.3.8 Fall testing
3.3.9 Ball drop test for 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers
3.3.10 Tilting test 
3.3.10.1 Tilting test for waste and recycling containers-DU
3.3.10.1.1 Tilting test for empty waste and recycling containers-DU
3.3.10.1.2 Tilting test for full waste and recycling containers-DU
3.3.10.2 Tilting test for waste and recycling containers with lateral receiver
3.3.10.3 Tilting test for waste and recycling containers with frontal receiver
3.3.11 Lid test for flat lids
3.3.12 Locking system safety on the lifting device for waste and recycling container-DU
3.3.13 Stability
3.3.14 “Kerb travel” – run test, 4-wheeled containers only
3.3.15 Break test, 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers only
3.3.16 Wheel test, true running 
3.3.17 Angle expansion of the frontal receiver of 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers
3.3.18 Angle expansion test of the frontal receiver of 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled
waste and recycling containers "    
3.3.19 Stability of the transponder adapter in the RAL chip nest

4. Monitoring

4.1 Overview
4.2 Initial test
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Content and scope of initial test
4.3 Internal monitoring
4.4 External monitoring
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Content and scope of external monitoring
4.5 Repeat test

5. Marking / labelling

6. Modifications / Amendments

7. Enclosures 

7.1 Test reports for 2-wheeled waste and recycling containers, 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers, 2-wheeled waste and recycling containers-DU, and 4-wheeled waste and recycling containers-DU
7.2 Data sheets regarding waste and recycling container sizes that are not defined in section 2 of the listed standards.
7.3 Colours
7.4 Maximum allowed total mass

8. Overview of the stipulated tests and guidelines

Procedure requirements for the awarding and use of the Quality Mark for plastic waste and recycling containers 

1. Fundamentals of quality
2. Awarding
3. Use
4. Monitoring
5. Disciplinary actions in case of violations
6. Complaints
7. Re-awarding
8. Revisions

Sample 1 Certificate of Commitment
Sample 2 Award Certificate

The institution RAL

The GA-K (Güteausschuss Kunststoff = Quality Committee for Plastics) compiles amendments of the quality assessment and testing requirements as and when required that, until the up-date of the RAL GZ 951/1,  are defined as additional for granting the required GZ (Quality Mark) procedural requirements.

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