Bins, Bags and Boxes

Quick Guide to Waste and Recycling - Find out what goes in each bin, bag and box. (PDF, 5.6MB)

Milton Keynes Council collects pink sacks (dry recyclables), black sacks (household waste), blue boxes (glass bottles and jars), yellow bags (batteries) and green wheeled bins (mixed food and garden waste) from the kerbside of most houses each week. Waste must be presented by 7am on the day of your collection (but not before 5pm the evening before) on the boundary of your property closest to where the collection vehicle passes.

Flats where Eurobins are provided should ensure that all bags are contained within the correct bin (pink for recycling and black for waste) and access to the bins is not obstructed by loose bags or bulky waste.  These larger bins are collected once a week, but not necessarily on the same day as the normal household collections.