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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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FLY-TIPPING

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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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

Vehicles seized in rural fly-tipping crackdown

Police have seized a number of suspect vehicles as part of a multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire. Specialist police officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads…

FLY-TIPPING

Organised gangs targeting farms in baled waste scam

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned farmers and landowners to be vigilant amid an increasing threat from organised, illegal waste dumping. The crimes are large-scale and the landowners targeted to…

FLY-TIPPING

Farmers vent frustration over fly-tipping scourge

No criminal convicted of fly-tipping has faced the maximum penalty since the government issued new guidelines five years ago, it has emerged. The news has angered farmers, who want much…

FLY-TIPPING

Video: Fed-up farmers take on white van fly-tippers

Fed-up farmers took the law into their own hands when they caught white van men illegally dumping rubbish on their land at night. A video – which has been uploaded…

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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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