Householders in Dundee are being urged to store their wheelie bins safely to stop them becoming a fire hazard.
Bins left out on the street for long periods often become targets for vandals and can also pose a danger to pedestrians, especially the elderly and people with disabilities.
Dundee City Council launched the campaign on Wednesday along with Tayside Fire and Rescue, Tayside Police and the Dundee Community Safety Partnership.
It aims to raise awareness of the problem and encourage householders and landlords to act responsibly.
Environment convener Councillor Craig Melville said: "If people can put their wheelie bins out, then they should be able to take them back in. As well as looking unsightly, they present real dangers to people if left out for too long.
"I know that the vast majority of people across the city put their bins in and out on time and I would like to thank them for this. I would just ask those who don't take their bins back in to think again. It only takes a small amount of time and it is really appreciated by us all."
Cameron McRae, watch manager for community fire safety in Dundee, urged people to put their bins back in the correct place and also said they should not be left in common stairwells.
He said: "Responding to bins on fire is a considerable drain on resources and is easily preventable. It could end up being a life threatening situation."