Food waste

Food waste collections – domestic and trade

All food waste collections due Tuesday 25th December & 1st January will be collected Thursdays 27th December & 3rd January.

Food waste is collected in

  • Galashiels
  • Hawick
  • Jedburgh
  • Peebles
  • Selkirk
  • Tweedbank

Find out what types of food waste you can recycle.

Why should I recycle food waste?

More than 30% of the waste in an average bin is food.

Food waste is a valuable resource. Using the food waste recycling service diverts waste from landfill, allows it to be recycled and turned into valuable resources such as agricultural fertilisers and energy.

Benefits for you

The food waste recycling service is easy to use and gives you the opportunity to recycle more of your waste. Your normal household bin will also be cleaner and less full if you recycle your food waste.

Further information

For hints and tips on how to reduce your food waste please visit love food hate waste.

Visit love food hate waste website