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1569: Fly tipping

This paper is taken from the NFU report “Fly tipping on Private land – incidents of fly-tipping on NFU members’ land”

Year of Publication2012

There has been a 45% increase in fly tipping on farms over the last year. Half of the incidents occurred in the South East and East Anglia. Construction/demolition and household wastes represent over half the wastes fly-tipped. There is a trend towards smaller tip sizes which may be due to the opportunistic fly-tipping of small van loads as a result of changing waste policies, rather than organised criminals tipping multiple large loads. A growing number of incidents resulted in NFU members paying to dispose of fly-tipped wastes, often in addition to their costs in transporting the waste to disposal sites themselves.

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