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Farmers: Fly-tipping

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 901419, tabled on 17 June 2021

What steps he is taking to help protect farmers from fly-tipping.

Answered on

17 June 2021

We are preparing new legislation to tackle waste crime, such as fly-tipping. This includes reforming how those transporting waste are regulated and introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, subject to consultation. The Environment Bill will also ensure authorities have better access to evidence and improved powers of entry. The Defra-chaired National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group works with the National Farmers Union and others to share advice on how to prevent fly-tipping on private land.

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