Two "disgraceful" dumping ground properties in east Middlesbrough have been cleaned up following council interventions.
Middlesbrough Council's Environmental Enforcement team took action to secure improvements at the two private properties in Netherfields.
Both the properties had a whole host of clutter littering their gardens until the council team took action under the Environmental Protection Act.
Both sites were then cleared by the owners.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "It's totally disgraceful that decent properties get left in states like this and good people in Netherfields shouldn't have to live with it.
"Stuff like this massively brings down an area for no reason whatsoever - it's not like it's the biggest job in the world to keep a garden or a yard tidy.
"Some of this stuff could just go in the bin, other bits could be driven to the tip at Haverton Hill and bulky waste can be collected by the council using the free service if needed.
"It's a shame that enforcement action has to be taken but if it needs doing we will absolutely do it, no doubts about it."
Under Section 59 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 local authorities can serve notice on land owners or occupiers to remove waste.
Residents can report any issues requiring Environmental Enforcement on the accumulations of rubbish page.