The Christmas period can produce a whole lot of waste, from empty bottles to torn up wrapping paper and cardboard boxes.
Your bin collection schedule will likely change a little over the holidays, with pick-ups happening a day or two away from when they normally would.
Local authorities have also advised that residents make an effort wherever possible to recycle - Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, cardboard boxes, bottles and cans can all be recycled.
If the appropriate wheeled bin won't hold enough, there are also various recycling facilities which are open through most of the festive period. You can find full details on your council's website.
To avoid overflowing bins this Christmas, take a note of the bin collection dates over the festive period.
When will bins be collected in Inverness over Christmas?
- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 21 December.
- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected between Saturday 28 December.
- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected between Saturday 4 January.
Boxing day collections will take place as normal, although the council warns that recycling centres will be closed.
They will also be closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and 2 January.
For more information, visit the Highland Council website.