Youngsters joined forces to carry out a litter-pick in Dalbeattie last week.
Children from Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie collected rubbish from around the town in an event organised by Birchvale Playgroup.
The youngsters found a lot of litter, particularly in areas behind fences that were difficult to reach.
The area around the nursery as well as Colliston Park, David Road and the bypass were among the areas tidied.
Ready The youngsters prepare to start the big tidy-up
On patrol Ben, Rory and Kyla. Left, Rosie and Thomas