COUNCILLORS have declared a new year war on litter louts.
New weapons to fight the problem in Huddersfield are to be introduced over the coming months.
The move follows one of the hottest, and messiest, summers on record in the town.
While people enjoyed lunches and days out around Huddersfield's centre in 2003 they also dropped more rubbish.
The problem was highlighted at Huddersfield's area committee meeting in the Town Hall yesterday.
New litter bins are soon to be installed in the commercial centre.
The blue bins, covered with anti-graffiti paint, will be placed along New Street and John William Street.
Additional mechanical sweepers are also to be hired for early morning clean-ups.
Extra sweeping has already been taking place on weekday evenings up to 8pm.
John Beckett, Kirklees Council's area manager for cleansing, said the hot weather had had an impact on his department right into the autumn.
"More and more people have been sitting outside to have lunch. That has increased the volume of waste we have taken away daily from the town centre."
Cleansing work had been stepped up and had resulted in a cleaner look to the town in recent months.
Much of the litter comes from food packaging.
Mr Beckett said that while large fast-food retailers were happy to work with the council, smaller companies were more reluctant to spend the cash helping to dispose of their packaging.