That's the message from South Kesteven District Council who are advising residents any fruit or food waste should be placed in black bins or pink bags.
The council requests only flowers, plants, leaves, bark, hedge trimmings, weeds, grass cuttings, twigs and small branches are deposited in green bins.
SKDC's Executive Member for Environment Cllr Nick Craft said: "It's a great time of year as harvest approaches and we gather the produce from our gardens, greenhouses and window sills to enjoy some tasty early autumn treats.
"But we ask garden waste customers to ensure no food waste is left in a green bin.
"We thank the vast majority of scheme members who are very aware of this, as they continue to help us recycle our green waste items so efficiently week after week."
For a full list of what you can and cannot put in your green bin please visit www.keepskclean.co.uk