Party goers are being reminded to recycle their Halloween accessories properly.
South Ribble Council wants homeowners to put their old pumpkins in brown, garden waste bins.
A spokesman said: “You can place cooked and uncooked food into your garden waste bin throughout the year.
“Food can be put in the bin loose or in biodegradable bags purchased from major supermarkets as these bags are made out of cornstarch.”
The borough’s composting crews collect, on average, 6,500 tonnes of garden and food waste per year.
Vehicles tip off at a transfer station situated at Preston Docks.
The material is then ‘bulked up’ and sent to Global Renewables (GRL) in Farington.
The collected material is then weighed, checked for contamination and then processed.