Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to tidy up Accrington during successful skip amnesties.
Laneside Residents Association and Milnshaw residents association joined forces to fill four skips with rubbish from the area.
The event - organised by Laneside residents association - was funded by Lancashire County Council and Hyndburn Borough Council.
Milnshaw Coun Paul Cox said Laneside Residents Association chair Mr Sommerville had mentioned how a skip drive on the estate would be a great way to kick off the spring clean around the area.
He said: “I was happy to help organise some funding to add to the money they had already received from our county councillor Clare Pritchard to help achieve this. What a success. Several residents commented that although Hyndburn Council offers a free bulky item collection service, some items just end up hanging around. Skip drives like this gives them the opportunity to throw that away. It was also mentioned that some residents don’t drive so tip runs were out of the question. All in all this was a very well used service.
“I’m really proud to represent this area and when I see the whole community come together like this. It only goes to prove that keeping this borough clean is something all resident feel passionately about.”
Residents were waiting as the skips arrived to get rid of some household items.
The skip drives in Milnshaw are part of the big community clean up organised by the government which includes street power washing and litter picking in the town centres.
Residents who want items collected can call 01254388111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check sustainability and arrange collection.