Ellon and District councillor Gillian Owen has appealed for residents to check their local grit bins ahead of winter.
After inspecting her nearest bin, she said: “This time last year I made a plea for residents to check their yellow grit bins.
“I was disappointed to see that my local grit bin at the library was again full of rubbish.
“I am making a fresh appeal to residents with the onset of winter to not only check their grit bins are full but that any rubbish is taken away.
“I also urge everyone to put their rubbish in a proper bin and not the grit bin.”
To replenish a grit bin call 03456 081205 or visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/infrastructure.