Service changes for Christmas and New Year

Published: 23rd December 2019

community recycling centres

Members of the public are encouraged to check our website for changes to services over the festive period.

Information on contact centre opening hours and waste and recycling collection changes during Christmas and New Year is available on our website.

Contact centres

All contact centres will be closed Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December and Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 January.

Some contact centres will be closed additional days during the holidays, with full details at the website.

Waste and recycling collections

Residents are thanked for their recycling efforts throughout 2019. In line with the Millions of Reasons to Recycle campaign, we are asking households to continue to recycle over the festive period, which will see some changes to waste services.

For the most up-to-date information on any domestic collection please use our online postcode look-up tool.

There will be no general, recycling and food waste collections on 25 December and 1 January.

All Wednesday collections will be rescheduled either earlier or later that week.

Some Thursday collections may also be rescheduled to another day.

Trade waste

Trade general waste and recycling collections due Wednesdays 25 December and 1 January will be rescheduled to Fridays 27 and 3 January respectively.

Collections due Thursdays 26 December and 2 January will be rescheduled to Mondays 30 and 6 January respectively.

Any trade general and recycling waste in Selkirk normally collected on Wednesdays or Thursdays week beginning 23 and 30 December will be uplifted earlier, on Tuesdays 24 and 31 December.

Trade food and fortnightly general waste and recycling collections will be the same as the domestic festive schedule.

Community recycling centres and transfer stations

All community recycling centres and transfer stations will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Christmas trees

Christmas trees can be taken to any community recycling centre for composting.

Services will return to normal on Monday 6 January 2020.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Locality Services

“Members of the public wishing to find out how our services are affected during the festive holiday period are encouraged to check our website.

“Anyone without access to the internet via computer, tablet or smartphone, can call 0300 100 1800 to find out the full details.”

Further information

Stock images are available at our Flickr page

More information on our Millions of Reasons to Recycle campaign is available.