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Council to collect unwanted garden waste bins

Scottish Border green waste wheelie bin

Scottish Border green waste wheelie bin

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.

 

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