A recycling charity is preparing to resume collections next week after remaining closed during lockdown.
Moray Waste Busters has been shut since March like many operations across the country due to Covid-19 concerns.
Now the Forres-based group, which diverts items from landfill by refurbishing them and offering them for sale or donation, is preparing to open its doors once again.
Van collections and deliveries will resume from Monday, July 20, with the charity’s base at the town’s recycling centre, which has been adapted to comply with coronavirus guidelines, due to reopen the same day.
The move is also expected to benefit dozens of other charities in Moray which receive items renovated by the group.
Operations manager Phil Mills said: “The passing on of items free of charge to local charities, community groups, and schools is an initiative we are keen to expand beyond the 70-plus groups we already have helped.
“It is important that the items generously donated by the local community are diverted back to help the local community in these increasingly challenging times.”
Last year Moray Waste Busters diverted 168 tonnes of reusable goods away from landfill while supporting 26 volunteer placements for disadvantaged adults and young people.