The Countryside Alliance (CLA) states that the UK has seen a 300 per cent rise in fly-tipping in certain areas and the impact this is having on the communities and countryside has been called ‘unacceptable’.
Many local authorities have had to shut waste recycling centres at this time and are concentrating on keeping kerbside collections going.
The CLA says the closure of household recycling centres due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the scaling back of bin collections in some areas, could lead to more waste being dumped in rural areas.
The Northern Times - People urged not to fly-tip in farmers' fields
The Bournemouth Echo - Rural landowners warned to brace for fly-tipping spate
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