Central Borders food waste roadshow

A series of roadshows is being held across the Borders to give households information on the new food waste collection service which starts next month.

However, the new food waste collection will not be happening in Berwickshire which is why the roadshow won’t be visiting the county.

In order to finance the food waste collection to around 24,000 homes in Galashiels, Peebles, Selkirk, Hawick and Jedburgh, Scottish Borders Council had to sacrifice its garden waste collection service.

SBC has been working closely with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), who have provided the council with a funding package of almost £250,000 for the new service to increase recycling and use food waste as a valuable resource such as agricultural fertilisers and energy.

Andy Dick, local authority manager, Zero Waste Scotland said: “Zero Waste Scotland is pleased to support the introduction of a food waste collection service for Borders residents.

“This roadshow is a great way of engaging with the public and answering questions about the new services, which will help cut the amount of food going needlessly to landfill.”

Householders receiving this new collection service will get: two caddies, one for indoors and one for outdoors (outdoor caddy collected weekly); a free supply of liners; and a full guide to the new service, before collections begin.