NEW summer opening times have been announced for recycling centres in the Borders.

From March 29 until September 24, each facility will be open until 7pm one day a week, with last entry at 6.45pm.

The late night opening days are:

  • Monday – Eshiels, Gala, Hawick, Eyemouth
  • Tuesday – Selkirk, Duns
  • Wednesday – Kelso

Each centre will continue to be closed one day a week.

Recycling centre summer opening hours from March 29:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am-1.15pm, 2pm-4.45pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am-1.15pm, 2pm-4.45pm
  • Weekday late night opening hours: 10am-1.15pm, 2pm-6.45pm

On which day will my nearest centre be closed?

  • Monday – Selkirk, Kelso
  • Tuesday – Gala, Eyemouth
  • Wednesday – Eshiels, Hawick
  • Thursday – Duns
  • Friday – Selkirk, Eyemouth

Guidance from the council:

  • All visitors must follow the FACTS coronavirus rules when attending
  • Visitors are limited to one visit a day
  • To reduce footfall, a one person per vehicle limit remains in place. The only exception is for heavy items such as washing machines where two people can leave the vehicle to offload waste
  • No assistance can be provided by site staff to offload materials
  • Reuse Cabins remain closed

Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for roads and infrastructure, said: “By referring to the data we have collected and changing the opening hours of those sites accordingly we hope to encourage increased use of our facilities and maximise the amount of waste recycled.”