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Changes to community recycling centres

From 1 April 2019, changes were made to the opening hours of community recycling centres across the Scottish Borders. Check your nearest recycling centre for details of these changes.

Find out why we are making changes.

Trade Waste

To deposit trade or commercial waste at our recycling centres please see the trade access permit scheme.

Where you can recycle

What you can recycle

  • household cooking oil
  • wood and timber
  • garden waste*
  • hardcore and rubble (not at Selkirk)
  • car batteries
  • scrap metal
  • used engine oil
  • domestic batteries
  • fridges and freezers
  • large electrical appliances
  • fluorescent tubes
  • small electrical appliances
  • TVs and monitors
  • paper, newspapers and magazines, cardboard
  • food tin and drinks cans
  • plastic packaging
  • aerosols
  • glass bottles and jars
  • textiles and clothes
  • books and music

* Garden waste cannot be composted if contaminated with plastic bags. Place garden waste loose into the skip. Any plastic bags used to transport garden waste must be emptied and disposed of separately.

You can also dispose of your household waste at these sites. Sort through this before you come and separate out anything that can be recycled.

Could your item be re-used?

If you have furniture or household goods that can be re-used by local community organisations please call the national re-use phone line on 0800 066 5820.

You can donate old bikes to the bike recycling scheme.

Waste we do not accept

We do not accept asbestos or vehicle tyres at the community recycling centres.