A north-east council hopes to save pumpkins being sent to landfill this Halloween.
Last year, Aberdeenshire Council saw 58 tonnes of extra food waste diverted from landfill, saving around £4,000.
This year, to build on that success, the authority is encouraging residents to reuse their pumpkins by cooking them at home, transforming scraps into delicious meals or by recycling them in their food waste caddy.
There are now temporary bins installed at Macduff, Huntly, Turriff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Ellon, Inverurie, Westhill, Stonehaven, Banchory, Portlethen and Laurencekirk, where people can dispose of their waste.
Aberdeenshire Council waste manager Ros Baxter said: “We made a significant saving last year as a direct result of residents’ efforts and this year we want to rescue even more pumpkins from landfill.”