Roy Hinchcliffe, who ran a waste disposal site in Scout Hill, Dewsburry, has been jailed for two years.
Mr Hinchcliffe was found guilty of exceeding the storage limit of waste at the site and also for having two other sites where waste was being stored but that did not have a waste storage permit.
A notice had been served on the site at Scout Hill but just days after this the fire occurred. Fire crews and an aerial appliance attended the blaze on a daily basis for the month’s duration. It is estimated that the total costs to tax payers was in the region of £1.2m.