Poor response but calls for a second Burnfoot collection

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A RUBBISH collection in Burnfoot will be repeated despite a poor response to one earlier this month.

The uplift, which saw residents encourgaed to drop off household items which would then be taken by Scottish Borders Council to the skip at Mansfield Road, cost the local authority £1,000.

But on the day just one fridge was taken down.

Gail Edgar said: “I took stuff down from my house and I went round two of my neighbours’ houses but apart from that there was just one fridge taken down.”

Two council workers were there for four hours with a lorry and a smaller van, although it was conceded that the uplift on April 3 had suffered from poor advertising.

Mrs Edgar added: “I wouldn’t abandon the idea. I’m certainly willing to drive round and pick stuff up for people.”

Community councillor Kenny McCartney agreed that it was something they could look into carrying out themselves. He said: “I think we could do a better job ourselves.”