Warning over Howegate rubbish

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COUNCILLOR Davie Paterson has warned that mess caused by fortnightly bin collections will attract rats.

Speaking at Teviot and Liddesdale Area Committee this week, he stated: “I’m getting lots of complaints about rubbish not being picked up, especially in the Howegate area. It isn’t working as far as I’m concerned, and is just a matter of time until we have rats.”

Councillor Stuart Marshall also admitted problems with alternate collections, but said: “We’re not being hard enough on those not prepared to recycle, and everyone else is having to pay the price for it.”