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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…


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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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…


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…


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…


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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Farmers use tractor and telehandler to trap fly-tippers

A quick-thinking farmer caught two fly-tippers in the act after he lay in wait and then called his sons who used a tractor and telehandler to block the van from…


Farmers' videos show fly-tipping damage

Fed-up farmers have shared videos of waste dumped illegally in their fields to further illustrate the damage and disruption caused by the deluge of fly-tipping in the countryside. Merseyside farmer…


New EA figures show extent of fly-tipping crisis on farms

Pressure is mounting on the government to get tougher on fly-tippers, with new data from the Environment Agency (EA) showing farmers as the group most affected by large-scale illegally dumped…


Almost 50,000 sign letter to demand action on fly-tipping

Nearly 50,000 people have signed an open letter demanding immediate action to tackle fly-tipping in the countryside, following a surge in waste crime during the Covid-19 lockdown. The National Farmers'…

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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: 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…


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…


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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