During severe weather, routine rubbish and recycling collections will be maintained when the weather allows.
If there are large amounts of snow and ice in residential areas, it is not always possible to complete the usual schedule of collections.
Every effort will be made to keep you updated of any changes.
On your normal collection day
- leave your wheeled bin on roads which are open to traffic
- clear accumulations of snow around bins so they can be moved to the rear of the refuse vehicle
- take into account footpath and road access - be a good neighbour
If there are any changes to waste collections during bad weather it will be reported:
- on this page
- on Radio Borders
- on social media - follow us @scotborders or like our Facebook page
- in the local press
If a bin is not collected on the normal collection day
It is likely it will be collected on your your next scheduled collection day. In these situations (in bad weather only) excess, bagged waste will be accepted on the next scheduled collection.
However, we may attempt to collect your bin before your next collection date, depending on the circumstances.
During periods of adverse weather, priority may be given to general waste (grey-lidded wheeled bin) collections over recycling collections.
Disposing of excess waste yourself
General and recycling waste can also be taken to community recycling centres if you want to dispose of it yourself.