Farmers' group warns against fly-tipping

Farmers' group warns against fly-tipping

Farmers' group warns against fly-tipping

First published in News

A FARMERS’ group is warning Dorset residents against fly-tipping.

A lot of waste and rubbish ends up being dumped on agricultural land and the NFU says people should take more responsibility or face the risk of prosecution.

Fly-tipping will be the focus of the NFU’s successful Love your Countryside campaign this Easter.

There were 711,000 incidents of fly-tipping in England over the past year with a case occurring every 44 seconds.

Items that are routinely dumped include old fridges, chairs, mattresses, tyres and contaminated waste, with farmers and landowners then left to pay the clean-up bill. A previous study revealed the cost of clearing fly-tipped waste from agricultural land was around £47m.

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1:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Dorset69 says...

Yes a little bit like farmers leaving **** and mud all over the roads for motorists to have an accident on. I would suggest getting your own house in order first.
Yes a little bit like farmers leaving **** and mud all over the roads for motorists to have an accident on. I would suggest getting your own house in order first. Dorset69
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2:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

sjc100 says...

its not just the farmers that leave mud on road, motorists do need to drive with caution in the countryside. As for fly tipping near where i live there is always big items such as sofas, fridges, garden waste because people are too lazy to go to the tip or ask the council to take the items.
its not just the farmers that leave mud on road, motorists do need to drive with caution in the countryside. As for fly tipping near where i live there is always big items such as sofas, fridges, garden waste because people are too lazy to go to the tip or ask the council to take the items. sjc100
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