Business waste roadshow

Borders businesses will have to start taking more responsibility for recycling waste following new legislation introduced on January 1 this year.

A series of free drop-in events has been organised by Scottish Borders Council when members of council’s trade waste team and business advisors from Business Gateway will be on hand to answer questions about how the new regulations will affect local businesses.

Councillor Stuart Bell, SBC’s executive member for economic development, said: “It is vital all businesses and organisations in the Borders are aware of the new legislation introduced by the Scottish Government on January 1 this year.

“We hope the roadshow will provide the necessary information to allow companies to comply with the regulations, which aim to improve recycling across the Borders and Scotland, but at the same time not adversely affect the day-to-day running of their business.”

All businesses and organisations, whether they use the council’s trade waste services or not, are invited along.

Galashiels, Council Chambers - Thursday, January 23, 3.30pm-6.30pm; Kelso, Lesser Tait Hall - Tuesday, January 28, 3.30pm-6pm; Duns, Council Chamber, Newtown Street - Wednesday, January 29, 3.30pm-6.30pm; Heart of Hawick - Thursday, January 30, 3.30pm-6.30pm; Selkirk, Business Gateway, Ettrick Riverside - Tuesday, February 4, 3.30pm-6.30pm; Eyemouth High School, Gunsgreenhill - Wednesday, February 5, 4pm-6.30pm; and Jedburgh Town Hall (lesser hall) - Thursday, February 6, 3.30pm-6.30pm.