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Green Bin Waste Collections to Resume from 15th March

MK’s weekly food and garden waste collections restart on Monday 15 March.

Collections were suspended earlier this month due to reduced staff numbers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation has now improved enough for MK Council and partner Serco to resume collections from 15 March.

To find out when your food and garden waste will be collected, please look up your address on the council’s website at

We recognise people have accumulated green waste and there will be a backlog to collect. We ask residents to bear with us as we do our very best to make collections on time. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept bagged green waste in addition to the bins. Please put this waste into your green bin another time and keep composting where you can.

Cabinet Member for the Public Realm, Councillor Emily Darlington said: “I’d like to thank everyone for your patience while we’ve had to pause weekly green bin collections, and thank our bin crews who have worked tirelessly in these extreme circumstances to keep collections going as usual.”

When food and garden waste collections were suspended, the council used radio advertising to reach as many people as possible, as well as sharing news with its 70,000 e-alert and social media subscribers and updating its website. Residents can help by sharing the information as widely as possible with friends and neighbours who don’t receive these messages.

Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open as usual. It’s easy to book a slot, which is essential when visiting. More information can be found here.


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