The error of SBC’s ways

The short-sighted decision by Scottish Borders Council to scrap garden waste uplifts is now bearing fruit right across the region.

Piles of hedge clippings and grass cuttings are materialising on riverbanks, over hedges and by roadsides. The other day, while driving home along the A68 in a queue of traffic, I actually witnessed someone discarding bags of refuse at the Maxton crossroads.

Such incidents, coupled with the obvious and inevitable increase in tonnages going to landfill via the “black” bins, leads me to ask, is there any chance that our local authority will admit the error of its ways?

Pamela S. Gordon

Edinburgh Road

Jedburgh