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News on the fly-tipping epidemic on farms and how to deal with the problem


Fly-tipping is a serious issue in the countryside, affecting almost two-thirds of farmers and landowners, according to a survey carried out by Farmers Weekly.

Many farmers are left with costly clear-up bills and some need to install expensive security systems, including CCTV, to deal with the problem.

While the council is responsible for rubbish left on highways, under current legislation, landowners must remove fly-tipped waste on private land – or they can be prosecuted.

Our Stop the Blot campaign in association with CLA Insurance aims to highlight the problem and lobby government to change the laws so that farmers are treated more fairly.

Read the results of our survey (published Friday 11 August) and get the latest news and information on fly-tipping below.