Residents are being reminded to roll out their green wheelie bin for the last time this year.
Durham County Council will make its final collections of 2016 in coming weeks.
This will be on its usual garden waste collection day between October 25 and 5 November.
Householders are advised to check their collection calendar and note the date so they do not miss out.
Collection details can also be found by entering the postcode into the My Durham section of www.durham.gov.uk.
Alan Patrickson, head of projects and business services, said: “We would like to thank householders who use our garden waste collection service.
“Their efforts help compost garden waste and cut down on waste disposal.”
Garden waste collection will resume in spring.