The new agricultural waste regulations (that came into force on the 1st November 2007) require that all such wastes need to be pre-treated before being disposed of to land.
The problem is that with 90 million tonnes of material available (an Environment Agency estimate) Britain will have enough manure to cover 33 million square miles.
Unfortunately, the UK has only 93,000 square miles and England a more 50,301 square miles, so as a nation, we need a new solution. Otherwise, if you run a large farm or stable, and are forced to follow established commercial disposal routes you too are likely to be paying too much for the removal of your waste.
The Environment agency is currently running a consultation on agricultural waste. You can review their present consultation process here: