Following the removal of the kerbside garden waste collection service, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is picking up unwanted garden waste bins for a 12-week period, starting this week.
Households can either keep their bin if they have a use for it, or if they do not want to retain it, they can phone the council on 0300 100 1800 to book a free uplift.
A booking system is being used and customers who call will be given a specific date when their bin will be collected. Due to the 12-week timeframe, households are advised to book a collection as soon as possible.
The free collection service will end in November, after which households can still have their unwanted bin uplifted, although a charge will apply.
SBC is still offering a free home composter to each household that previously used the kerbside garden waste collection service.
If you would like one, phone 0300 100 1800 to make a request.