Recycling at events and festivals

We are keen to encourage and assist householders and community groups across the Borders to recycle and minimise waste at events, festivals and parties.

How can we help?

We can provide clear recycling bags.

  • increased recycling at events not only helps to save valuable natural resources and energy but it also reduces the cost of sending waste to landfill
  • it can also improve levels of cleanliness and improve visitors perception of our area. Many items like cans, cartons, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and carrier bags can easily be recycled. Glass bottles can also be taken to your nearest recycling point
  • if you are planning on having a party or organised event then please get in touch with us for some advice, support and recycling bags

Materials we can provide

  • clear recycling bags
  • posters/signage - detailing what can be recycled

We need to know

  • where and when your event will be taking place
  • how many people you expect to attend the event

Arrangements will be made with you to organise the collection of the recycling material you have collected.

  • if it is a street party using recycling bags, then these should be spread out among the party-goers and presented for collection on your usual recycling collection day
  • contaminated recycling bags will not be collected

Find out more

To make a request or to discuss your requirements further please get in touch with the recycling team.

Find your nearest recycling point or bottle bank

Waste and recycling

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800