More waste being accepted at Borders recycling centres

There’s been another increase in the types of waste being accepted at community recycling centres.

By Kevin McRoberts
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 7:15 am
The types of waste being accepted at recycling centres has gradually increased each week since reopening.
The types of waste being accepted at recycling centres has gradually increased each week since reopening.

From this week, scrap metal can be taken to the recycling centres in the Borders.

In addition, bikes for re-use are being accepted at at Selkirk, Hawick, Eshiels, Kelso and Galashiels.

Waste already being accepted at recycling centres includes general waste, garden waste, wood. large household electrical appliances such as fridges, freezers and TVs, large domestic appliances such as washing machines and tumble driers, small household electrical appliances such as microwaves, hoovers, toasters and kettles, rubble, fluorescent tubes, car batteries and engine oil.

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Temporary restrictions remain in place to ensure the safety of the public and staff and allow access for as many people as possible. This includes the odd and even vehicle number plate system.

Only one person per vehicle should travel to the site and only one should leave the vehicle to offload waste. The only exception is for heavy items such as washing machines where two people can leave vehicle to offload waste.

No assistance can be provided by site staff to offload materials due to social distancing guidance.

Scottish Borders Council’s chief executive Tracey Logan said: “We continue to ask residents to follow the temporary restrictions we have in place for the safety of the public and our staff.”

More details are available at SBC Recycling Centres