SB Connect Winter 2016

Branches everywhere!

With the festive season in full swing, here is a timely reminder that there are a number of ways you can dispose of your Christmas tree in the new year.

For households with kerbside garden waste collections, please put your tree in your green-lidded bin or at the kerbside on your usual garden waste collection day in the week beginning 11 January.

All trees should ideally be cut into manageable pieces of up to one metre.

Christmas trees will be collected from rural communities over the weekend of 9/10 January. Trees will be chipped and composted.

Read on for times and locations...


Ettrick and Lauderdale:


  • Clovenfords, Saturday 8.30-9.30am at Millbank Road, the junction at the Village Green.

  • Stow, Saturday 10-11am at the hard standing next to play area, Mill Road.

  • Oxton, Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm at the car park at the football pitch.

  • Gattonside, Saturday 1-2pm at Brewster Place.

  • Newstead, Sunday 8.30-9.30am at the Junction of Rushybank and Old Leaderfoot Road, B6361.

  • Bowden, Sunday 10-11am at the car park at the old shelter/phone box.

  • Lilliesleaf, Sunday 11.30am-12.30pm at the village school.

  • Maxton, Sunday 1-1.45pm at the junction of the old road with the C52 road (70 metres from junction with A699).


  • Broughton, Saturday 8.30-9.30am at the car park at the entrance to the park.

  • Skirling, Saturday 10-11am at Skirling Green.

  • Mountain Cross/ Romanno Bridge/ Blyth Bridge, Saturday 11.30am-noon at the entrance to Newlands school.

  • Carlops, Saturday 12.30-1.30pm at the Rock car park.

  • Eddleston, Saturday 2.15-3.15pm on the Old Road at the back of Scots Pine Tea Room.


  • Morebattle, Saturday 9-10am at the front of the school.

  • Kirk Yetholm/Town Yetholm, Saturday 10.30-11.30am at Town Yetholm village green.

  • Ednam, Saturday noon-12.30pm at Ednam Village Hall car park.

  • Stichill, Saturday 1-1.30pm at the village hall.

  • Smailholm, Saturday 2-2.30pm at the church lay-by.

  • Newcastleton, Sunday 9-10.30am at the car park at the play area

  • Bonchester, Sunday 11.30am-12.30pm at the car park area next to the village hall.


  • Gavinton, Saturday 8.30-9.15am at Old Cemetery Road at the church yard.

  • Swinton, Saturday 9.30-10.15am at the village school car park.

  • Greenlaw, Saturday 10.45-noon at the car park next to the school on Queens Row.

  • Gordon, Saturday 12.30-1.30pm at the car park at the bowling club (off Kelso road).

  • Reston, Sunday 9-9.30am at the village hall car park.

  • Ayton, Sunday 9.45-10.15am at the village school car park.

  • Upper/Lower Burnmouth, Sunday 10.30-11am at the car park opposite Flemington Inn.

  • Coldingham, Sunday 11.30am-12.30pm at the play area car park at Priors Walk.

  • Cockburnspath, Sunday 12.45-1.45pm at the village hall car park.

For more information

Details of refuse collection arrangements over the festive period will be published in the local press and on the Council website at