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'To be the greenest city, we need to be able to use our green bins!' Say Conservatives

The MK Conservatives are calling on the Labour and Liberal Democrat controlled MK Council to publish a timeline to resume food and garden waste collections following its suspension in July.

Dan Gilbert

Food and garden waste was suspended last month due to absence rates soaring as refuse collectors were either pinged to self-isolate or had contracted Covid.


Since the suspension, the government placed refuse collectors on the self-isolation exemption list and from August 16, new isolation rules mean fully vaccinated people will no longer have to self-isolate if a contact tests positive for Covid.


The Conservatives are warning that MK is at risk of becoming a nightmare for residents whose bins are reaching capacity after a fortnight of no collections and called for a ‘clear timeline’ for the resumption of services.


They added that MK is backsliding on recycling each week as people are forced to dispose of their food waste in black sacks.


Cllr Dan Gilbert, the Conservatives’ Environment and Waste spokesperson, said:


“To be the greenest city, we need to be able to use our green bins.


With the government playing their part, it is time that MK Council took responsibility and communicated what their plan for resuming services is.


We want to see a clear timeline from the Council for when they plan on resuming food and garden waste ASAP.”

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