WHAT a load of rubbish!
That seems to be the verdict on the permit scheme for dumping waste.
Every home in Kirklees is supposed to have a permit which allows them to dump waste in a number of sites across Kirklees.
But in practice they rarely have to be shown.
Now the council's new Tory leaders want to chuck the scheme in the bin.
The Examiner understands the only site which regularly requires a permit to be shown is that at Nab Lane in Birstall.
The site is close to the Leeds and Wakefield borders.
Council cabinet member for highways and environment Clr Martyn Bolt said he would be looking for a review into the system.
He added: "We have had hundreds of new homes built in Kirklees in the last couple of years and they have not had permits and people have moved from Kirklees yet still have their permits.
"The system seems unworkable."
The Mirfield councillor said printing costs for the permits would have been negligible and current administration costs must be "non-existent".
He said: "Silly Government regulations mean that if we allow people from Wakefield to put rubbish in our tips then we will end up having to pay more because of the weight.
"The Government keeps talking about seeing things regionally - this is certainly one case where they should.
"If the government promised us we would not be punished then I don't think there's any reason why they shouldn't be scrapped."