Town hall bosses say they learned from the mistakes made last year in the handling of this winter’s freezing snap in Hyndburn.
Council chiefs have expressed pride in the way services were maintained during December’s snow and ice, and thanked those responsible for keeping the borough on track.
There was widespread anger across the region during last winter’s Big Freeze, with grit bins lying empty and delays to waste collections.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe told last week's Cabinet meeting: "It was a dreadful December – one of the worst I can remember – and the way the services were maintained in Hyndburn is an enormous tribute to the county council and Hyndburn Council.
"We have seen other places where rubbish was piled up in the streets where they weren’t able to collect and that causes all sorts of problems. I can honestly say I don’t think we were behind by more than a day in Hyndburn, which was a tremendous effort. We have been working all the time with Lancashire County Council, and all the time the grit bins were kept full."
The council has also revealed that more than one-quarter of the borough's households took up the opportunity to order a free bag of grit, at a cost to the authority of £16,219.
Labour group leader Councillor Miles Parkinson said: "There has been a vast improvement from the previous year. I welcome the efforts of the council for offering the extra grit this winter and I also welcome Altham Parish Council in putting grit on the paths. This is about working together, which is what the people of Hyndburn want to see."
Environment spokesman Councillor Peter Clarke said: "The crews have worked very hard to make sure all the waste and recycling was collected and we have had numerous emails from residents congratulating us on how we coped during this difficult period."