Campaigners opposed to the closure of a Great Harwood tip have gathered more than 1,300 signatures but admit they are ‘anxious’ to find out the future of the site.
A public consultation closed last week and county council bosses will now assess the feedback before making a decision later this year.
The Alan Ramsbottom Way tip is one of four sites out of 19 which have been recommended for the axe following a county-wide review.
Although Hyndburn has another site at Whinney Hill, Altham, many residents believe closing the Great Harwood site will lead to a massive increase in fly-tipping.
Ward councillor Ciaran Wells said: "We have over 1,300 signatures on the petition which is absolutely fantastic support from the people of Great Harwood.
"Everybody knows that it’s a vital service.
"We are all anxious.
"People are concerned with where the extra 3,300 tonnes of waste a year will end up and whether the Whinney Hill site has the capacity to take on an extra 67,000 journeys.
"We are concerned about the increase in fly-tipping, as people would be dissuaded to recycle, and the loss of a public service.
"I am ready to work constructively with any option that will keep the site open and keep the service for the residents."