Recycling residents across Redcar and Cleveland Council have helped produce a massive charity boost for the Save The Children Fund.
The Council's recycling contractor, Abitibi, pledges £1 for every tonne of glass, cans, paper, magazines and textiles picked up on kerbside collections.
The latest cheque for £19,250, which dates back to May, 2003, matches the 19,250 tonnes of recyclable material, the equivalent of 712 lorry loads.
Abitibi's regional manager Lenny Corrigan said: "We are delighted to be working with the Council as their recycling service collection contractor. Residents who use the kerbside collection service should be very proud they have raised so much for an excellent charity."
The Council's Director of Area Management Simon Dale said: "The public are always asking us what happens to our recycling and this shows that it not only goes into making fleeces, paper and plastics, it makes a contribution to a very worthwhile cause."
The cheque was presented to Nancy Webb, secretary of the Guisborough Group for the Save the Children Fund, who said: "I want to thank the residents who put out their recycling for collection, the Council workers who make the collections and Abitibi who recycle and donate so much to charities.
"Together we can make a difference to the lives of children who suffer from poverty, disease and fear here in the UK and through-out the world. Thank you all."