GENERAL waste collections were missed in areas of Hawick and Jedburgh this week after a vehicle breakdown.

Scottish Borders Council said collections were missed on Monday, in the following “tight streets”: Galahill, Trowmill, Minto Road Denholm, Lindean Park, Stouslie farm, Silver Street, Slitrig Bank, Buchleugh Terrace, Morrison place, Fairhurst Drive, Glebe Mill Street, Castle Terrace, Cairnmount, Burnwynd, Duck Row, Hundalee, Lime Works and surrounding areas.

A council spokesperson said: “Residents and trade waste customers are advised if we have not returned for the bins within five working days to remove their bin from the collection point and in this instance we will collect any extra general waste on the next scheduled collection day.

“Please place extra bagged general waste beside the bin on collection day.”