Red Diesel?


Mixed Farmer
We are having a piece of land levelled and compacted for a yard in April, can the contractor use Red diesel?


only until the 1st april

Actually I think he can as long as the tank is drained of red and flushed then refilled with white when heading to a non agricultural job ,
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Mixed Farmer
My understanding is that as the contractor is being contracted for a non agricultural purpose, even though the customer is an agricultural business, then red diesel should not be used after 1st April.
This is how I read the law, yet we need a piece of land levelled to put up a barn, and turning area, surely thats agricultural?
I think I may have opened up a can of worms here!


BASE UK Member
We have this with a small contractor who brings a tractor and trailer in silaging. I always arrange to hire his tractor and pay him to drive it, I presume you could do the same with the digger.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...