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Strange contents of Yorkshire fly-tip mountain

Tuesday 11 May 2004

A SURVEY of rubbish fly-tipped in the Yorkshire countryside has come up with some odd results – including the entire contents of a fish and chip shop, including the complete fish fryer, dumped on one farmer’s land.

Other illegally tipped items include dead swans, an entire kitchen, three baths – all avocado – a shop window and half a caravan, says the Yorkshire branch of the Country Land and Business Association.

Since the Government forced local authorities to impose swingeing price increases at legal tips, there has been a huge surge in the amount of rubbish dumped in rural areas – and farmers have to pay to have it taken away even though they are the victims.

The CLA carried out its survey to establish just how bad the situation is as part of a campaign to persuade the Government to take a more practical view of the issue.

Amongst other things, the association would like to see legal tip charges rescinded for small building firms – believed to be amongst the major culprits – and high fences erected along rubbish strewn country tracks by the local authority.


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