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Fly-tipping affects two-thirds of farmers and landowners, according to a Farmers Weekly survey. Find out more about this crime epidemic and how it has hit farmers hard in the pocket disposing of dumped household rubbish and building waste and get advice on how to keep fly-tippers off your land.

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What to do if you’re a victim of… fly-tipping

Farmers and landowners are plagued by fly-tipping and there is widespread anger and frustration that existing laws do not go far enough in supporting victims. Fly-tipping incidents in England have…

MACHINERY

Ultimate guide to farm security kit

With combating rural crime on the minds of many farmers, Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team has gathered together a selection of high-tech items that could help stiffen up on-farm security.  In…

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Insights

NEWS

8 fly-tipping incidents that wrecked Christmas on farms

Council chiefs say January is among the worst months for fly-tipping, with rogue traders and residents dumping post-festive waste across the countryside. That’s why several councils across the country launched…

NEWS

5 ways to get tough on fly-tipping - CLA

Seizing vehicles must become the default penalty for fly-tipping as part of tougher punishments for waste crime. That is one of a number of proposals on how to deal with…

FLY-TIPPING

Revealed: The burden of fly-tipping on farms

Fly-tipping affects just under two-thirds of farmers and landowners, according to a Farmers Weekly survey. The online survey, carried out in July in association with CLA Insurance as part of…

FLY-TIPPING

The story behind the fly-tipping epidemic on farms

Two-thirds of farmers and landowners are hit by fly-tipping each year, according to research by Keep Britain Tidy. That’s a staggering statistic, but sadly one which will not come as…

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News

FLY-TIPPING

Video: Farmer forces fly-tippers to reload rubbish

Two fly-tippers who dumped rubbish were forced to reload their lorry after a farmer caught them in the act. Glasgow farmer James Johnston found the men dumping strips of wood…

NEWS

Forage Aid founder demands action on fly-tipping epidemic

Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward is demanding tougher action from the government to punish fly-tippers after industrial-scale waste was dumped near his farm. Forage Aid founder Mr Ward was left sickened…

FLY-TIPPING

Farmer's sheep poisoned after eating fly-tipped plants

Five sheep have been poisoned and died on a Kent farm after eating garden plants that had been thrown into their field. The lambs ate the fly-tipped garden waste, which…

FLY-TIPPING

Video: Brave smallholder tackles suspected fly-tippers

Suspected fly-tippers got more than they bargained for when they bumped into a brave smallholder. Andrea Good was sat having a coffee when she spotted two tradesmen pull up in…

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Opinion

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FW Opinion: Fly-tipping - an unwelcome result of lockdown

With amenity tips closed, and some rubbish collection services disrupted during the coronavirus lockdown there has been a sharp increase in the amount of garden, household and commercial waste being…

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Video

NEWS

Video: Farmer's camera catches fly-tipper in the act

A dairy farmer is appealing to the public to help identify a shameless woman caught on camera appearing to fly-tip on his land. Joe Tucker, 19, installed a small camera…

FLY-TIPPING

Video: Fly-tip victim says his farm has become a 'warzone’

Essex grower Harry Fisher says criminal gangs dumping waste on an industrial scale have turned his farm into a “warzone”. Mr Fisher, who farms 240ha growing potatoes and cereals in…

FARMLIFE

Tackling the fly-tipping scourge

Fly-tipping is an unsightly, costly and growing menace. Rhian Price meets one man on the rubbish-strewn front line who is determined to bring the litter bugs to book. It is…

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