COTSWOLD District Council's waste collector, Ubico Ltd, can arrange to pick up flood-damaged items from properties at no cost to the owners.

To take the council up on the offer call the Flood Helpline on 01285 623123.

Ubico are also advising residents, who have had wheelie bins and recycling containers standing in water contaminated by sewage, that they can be cleaned effectively with hot water and washing up liquid.