Residents from the Kingsmead estate in Caerphilly joined together to clear litter from the Nant-yr-Aber river and nearby woods and cycle path.
The litter pick was organised by Keep Wales Tidy, local residents and local councillors and was the second community litter pick there in recent months.
Around 40 bags were filled with rubbish, ranging from cans and bottles to electrical items, while a number of mattresses were also removed during the litter pick.
Local resident Emma James, who runs the Kingsmead Neighbourhood Watch group, was one of the volunteers.
Ms James said: “There was a lot of community spirit at the litter pick, with plenty of people coming along on a nice morning to help improve our local area. It was good fun.”
Labour councillors from the Morgan Jones ward, Cllr Jamie Pritchard, Cllr Shayne Cook and town councillor Shelly Hodder, took part in the litter pick, which happened on Saturday, March 9.
In a statement, they said: “Local residents have been very active in trying to make improvements in their area. Its always a pleasure to support the community’s efforts.”