Garden waste

Bring back garden uplift, it'll stop people putting it in the general waste bin, hence reduce landfill. 

Why the contribution is important

Landfill reduction. 

by Lisa on April 10, 2016 at 08:56AM

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Average score : 5.0
Based on : 3 votes


  • Posted by BorderReiver April 10, 2016 at 13:29

    Couldn't agree more. The whole concept of removing the garden waste uplift to be replaced by a food waste scheme in only a few select areas was crazy from the start. We were told that the garden waste would be composted and that would generate an income. Whatever happened to that?
  • Posted by Deryck April 17, 2016 at 10:46

    It makes no sense stopping garden waste, especially as its compostable. What can residents in Selkirk do with garden waste when the tip is closed.
  • Posted by Weejo100 April 25, 2016 at 13:22

    I agree - I'm so frustrated that Garden Waste has been removed. Please bring it back, probably the decision I have been annoyed about the most. So hard for people who don't have the transport to take it to the tip - what are they supposed to do with it?
  • Posted by jedburger April 26, 2016 at 08:44

    Not only has removing the garden waste collections added to the landfill as mentioned above, it has incre
  • Posted by jedburger April 26, 2016 at 08:47

    Increased the amount of fly tIpping also. It would not be so bad if people would tip the garden waste out of the plastic bags they have carried it in but they just dump the bag Full and that encourages others to do the same and then other types of waste starts to appear also. Especially prevalent around the jedburgh areas as the nearest recycling centres are 10 miles away.
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