Fly-tippers forced to load rubbish BACK ONTO lorry after being caught

Moment fly-tippers are forced to load rubbish BACK ONTO their lorry after they were caught by a farmer dumping it in his field

  • James Johnston, from Glasgow, spotted two men dumping wood on his field 
  • In the clip, one man explains it’s the pairs first time illegally dumping the debris
  • The farmer wearily replies: ‘Every time I ever catch someone it’s the first time’
  • Fly-tipping in England surged by a staggering 300 per cent during lockdown

Two fly-tippers who dumped rubbish in a field were forced to re-load their van when a farmer caught them in the act. 

James Johnston, from Glasgow, spotted the two men dumping planks of wood and other debris in his field and insisted that they remove it straight away.

The men reloaded the debris into a van which is not currently taxed, according to the government’s online tool.


Two fly-tippers who dumped rubbish in a field were forced to re-load their van when a farmer caught them in the act in Scotland


Mr Johnston moves over to the other side of the van and points his camera towards a large pile of debris (left). He states: ‘All this has been dumped in the gate (right) of the field. It seems we now have to lock the gates every time we go through them’


The video – which Mr Johnston originally released as a Facebook livestream – begins by showing the two men throwing rubbish into the back of a pick-up van

In the clip, one man explains it’s the pair’s first time illegally dumping the debris – to which the farmer replies: ‘Every time I ever catch someone it’s the first time’.

The video – which Mr Johnston originally released as a Facebook livestream – begins by showing the two men throwing rubbish into the back of a pick-up van.

Mr Johnston states: ‘Ladies and gentlemen of my Facebook Live, here’s the two f****** cretins who have been dumping sh** in my fields.’


The men reload the debris into a van which is not currently taxed, according to the government’s online tool

One of the men says something unintelligible to which Mr Johnston replies: ‘Aye, every time I ever catch someone it’s the first time.’

He walks around to the back of the van and states: ‘This is the van to look out for.’

He reads out the number plate as the men continue to load the van and sarcastically adds: ‘And guess what, it’s their first time. Always the first f****** time.’

Mr Johnston walks around to the front of the van and points his camera inside.


Mr Johnston walks around to the front of the van and points his camera inside. A Coca-Cola can and a coffee cup can be seen in the front (left). A number plate reading ‘bullet’ is seen pressed up against the windscreen (right)

A Coca-Cola can and a coffee cup can be seen in the front before the farmer walks to the bonnet.

A number plate reading ‘bullet’ is seen pressed up against the windscreen. He states: ‘A bullet’s what you should get.’

He moves over to the other side of the van and points his camera towards a large pile of debris.

He states: ‘All this has been dumped in the gate of the field. It seems we now have to lock the gates every time we go through them.’

He adds: ‘Not to mention that two skip-loads were here.’

Wheat farmer Andrew Ward was heartbroken to find this massive pile of waste dumped on a country lane at his farm in Leadenham, Lincolnshire

Before ending the live stream, he states: ‘Just as well the gates were locked.’ 

Mr Johnston sent the clip to ClearWaste – an app that allows users to report fly-tipping and find licensed waste removal options.

They shared it to their Facebook page with the caption: ‘Farmer James Johnston caught fly-tippers in the act – and made them load it all back onto their truck.’

ClearWaste creator Martin Montague said: ‘We’ve seen a huge increase in reports of fly-tipping on our ClearWaste.com app and website since before lockdown – and it is often farmers who have to deal with it. 

‘If fly-tippers blocks a gateway to a field with a pile of rubbish then the farmer obviously can’t get access their crops or livestock – and it costs them a fortune to clear it up.

‘Fly-tipping is definitely still on the rise.  Most council waste tips are open again but are operating at reduced capacity and some are of them booked up weeks in advance – you can’t now just turn up at most of them. 

‘Many also no longer take building waste and lots of them won’t now take any commercial waste. All this means many people aren’t bothering and are instead be turning to unscrupulous and unlicensed traders they find on social media who may end up fly-tipping.

‘Many local authorities are stretched and are struggling to remove piles of fly-tipped rubbish so it’s building up and some people seem to think they might as well just add to it.

‘Fly-tipping is disgraceful and just adds to the burden on our police, hard-pressed local council workers, not to mention the cost and inconvenience it causes farmers who are all working hard to keep the nation supplied.’

Last month, a devastated farmer called for government action to stop the relentless blighting of England’s green and pleasant land by fly-tippers.

Wheat farmer Andrew Ward found at least three lorryloads of industrial waste abandoned on a road he uses to get to his fields in Leadenham, Lincolnshire. 

Fly-tipping in England surged by a staggering 300 per cent during lockdown as tips kept their gates bolted for almost three months, research by the universities of Southampton and Portsmouth showed. 

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