SPY cameras could be put at fly-tipping blackspots in a bid to catch the culprits.
Kirklees Council environmental staff are considering the tough action, outlined in a report.
The worst-affected areas are already monitored by the newly formed environmental enforcement team and it is hoped the cameras will provide evidence to prosecute the perpetrators.
A spokesman for the council's enforcement team said: "We are serious and determined to do something about this problem.
"We will prosecute anyone found fly-tipping. These cameras will give us the evidence we need that will stand up in court."
The council has highlighted Moll Springs and Hagg Wood, near Honley, and Harrison Lane at Meltham as some of the worst-affected areas.
The tipping is thought to be carried out by small businesses. Tyres and furniture are among the most commonly dumped items.
Anyone caught on camera could face big fines and even prison.
The spokesman added: "Fly-tipping is a criminal offence. Anyone found guilty will get a criminal record.
"We are determined to stop the problem."
The team has also been given new powers to help rid Huddersfield's streets of fast food waste.
The problem of litter is one of the biggest environmental concerns for Huddersfield people, says Kirklees.
The enforcement team is urging shops to enter into voluntary agreements to clean up an area within 100 meters of their shop or takeaway.
If a particular place refuses, the enforcement team can impose a legally binding street litter control notice.
A spokesman for the team said: "We will visit shops and takeaway outlets in the hope they will enter into the voluntary agreement.
" If they refuse there are legal steps we can take and which can lead to very heavy fines."
The first voluntary agreement has taken place in Dewsbury and has had some success in cleaning up the streets.
The team spokesman said: "The agreement in Dewsbury has really helped clean up the area.
"We hope all shops and takeaways will co-operate with us, because we don't want to prosecute people.
"We just want to clean up the local environment for everyone," he added.