Chesterfield farm blighted by fly tippers who treat land 'like a rubbish bin'

A Chesterfield farmer woke up to piles of rubbish on his property after being struck by fly tippers.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 8:12 am
The piles of rubbish were left stacked against a gate on the approach to the farm.

Ringwood Farm in Brimington, owned by Daniel Carpenter, was targeted by the litter louts, who decided to leave their old doors and slates in front of the farm gate instead of taking them to a waste disposal centre.

Abigail Carpenter, Daniel’s daughter, said her father was angry that, despite having taken steps to stop such behaviour, people were still treating their land like a rubbish bin.

“My dad is utterly annoyed at the moment. This is becoming an absolute joke with the farm, thinking it’s okay to dump all your stuff like it’s a tip.

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This crime was met with a positive response, as Kev Smith cleared the rubbish free of charge.

“This is ridiculous. Dumping all your rubbish at our gates and leaving it. What do you expect us to do with it?

“We’ve put signs up about no dumping and private land and cameras, my brothers spent over £600 on signs to put around the farm, what else do you want our own security guards? People need to sort themselves out.”

There was, however, a silver lining for those at Ringwood Farm last week as Kev Smith, owner of local business KS Metals/Waste Removal, cleared the rubbish that was blocking the gate for no charge.

Mr Smith said that his company gets charged to dispose of waste properly, but after leaving an earlier job with some room left in his van, he drove up to the farm and removed the rubbish.

More information about reporting fly-tipping incidents to Chesterfield Borough Council can be found here.