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Quote from a post by Edward I've had some discussions with a very nice person at the Environment Agency. Their response is very clear and helpful. Briefly (in my words):
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Quote from a post by Edward I've had some discussions with a very nice person at the Environment Agency.  
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Their response is very clear and helpful. Briefly (in my words):  
  
 
The issue here is entirely for members, who may be obliged to register, most commonly if they are doing this as part of their business.  
 
The issue here is entirely for members, who may be obliged to register, most commonly if they are doing this as part of their business.  
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More generally, everyone using Freegle is responsible for their Duty of Care to dispose of waste responsibly.  
 
More generally, everyone using Freegle is responsible for their Duty of Care to dispose of waste responsibly.  
  
See http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/40047.aspx for details.
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See http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/40047.aspx for details.  
  
 
Local Freegle-affiliated groups, and Freegle nationally, are under no legal obligation  
 
Local Freegle-affiliated groups, and Freegle nationally, are under no legal obligation  
  
to register themselves,
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to register themselves,  
  
 
to verify the registration status of members,  
 
to verify the registration status of members,  

Revision as of 00:29, 10 February 2012

Quote from a post by Edward I've had some discussions with a very nice person at the Environment Agency.

Their response is very clear and helpful. Briefly (in my words):

The issue here is entirely for members, who may be obliged to register, most commonly if they are doing this as part of their business.

See http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/sectors/wastecarriers.aspx for more details.

More generally, everyone using Freegle is responsible for their Duty of Care to dispose of waste responsibly.

See http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/40047.aspx for details.

Local Freegle-affiliated groups, and Freegle nationally, are under no legal obligation

to register themselves,

to verify the registration status of members,

to ensure that members are familiar with their obligations under the Duty of Care.

So, you can allow scrap metal posts if you want, and you might choose to point out to people asking for scrap that they may need to register,

but you are also fine not worrying about it at all.