Author: Ryan Collins
As of the 1 March new rules came into effect for scrap metal dealers in NSW, under the NSW Scrap Metal Industry Act 2016, aimed at addressing property crime like copper theft and disposal of stolen cars. If these changes affect your listing on BusinessRecycling, now’s a good time update your information.
The new Act prohibits paying cash for scrap metal and will be regulated by the NSW Police Force. Only car bodies or parts that a visible identification number can be accepted. Appropriate records need to be kept by scrap metal dealers who will need to register with the Police as well.
The NSW Police has factsheets relating to who needs to register, how to do so, record keeping and other requirements.
Make sure you update your listings on BusinessRecycling if this affects the materials you can accept for recycling.
Ryan is the Head of Sustainable Resource Programs at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.
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