Tenants, landlords and homeowners are being reminded that bin yards are their responsibility after two people from Beeston were taken to court for failing to clear theirs up.
The bin yard, on Harlech Crescent, Beeston was overflowing
with household waste, furniture, tyres and bricks.
A legal notice requiring local residents Toni Mallarkey and Kevin Igoe to clear the yard of rubbish was ignored, leading to prosecution. Both Mallarkey and Igoe were given six-month conditional discharges and ordered to pay £100 costs each.
Leeds council is hoping that the prosecution will act as a reminder that bin yards are private land and it is up to tenants, landlords and homeowners whose properties are linked to them, to keep them tidy and litter free.
The council says it has been working in the Beeston, Holbeck and Hunslet areas to make sure tenants, landlords and owners know how to dispose of and store their waste properly.
Efforts are being made to work with people to clear up bin yards, but enforcement action can be taken if responsibilities are ignored.
Anyone concerned that their bin yard is being used for flytipping should report it on 0113 2224406.