A council plans to dismantle and remove potentially dangerous bonfires ahead of Guy Fawkes night on 5 November.
The council teams will dismantle potentially dangerous fires
Dedicated "hit squads" in South Lanarkshire will confiscate stockpiled materials for fires.
The teams will act on information provided by the public through a special community safety hotline telephone number.
Council workers will liaise with police and community wardens to target known bonfire "hot spots".
Land Services said staff would attempt to ensure that bonfires which could constitute a danger were removed swiftly and safely.
Councillor Gerry Convery, chair of the community resources committee said: "Members of the public, who have concerns over bonfires in their area, are asked to ring a 24-hour hotline and our hit squads will investigate."
He added: "It really is important that we get the message across that although 5 November is a night of fun and celebration, the use and abuse of bonfires and fireworks brings a number of dangers which can turn fun into tragedy."