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When and where to put your bins out

To ensure your rubbish and recycling can be safely and easily collected please:

  • place your waste and recycling on the boundary of your property by 7.00am on your collection day, closest to where the collection vehicle passes
  • don’t put out your waste and recycling earlier than 5.00pm the day before your collection day
  •  Your bins or sacks (if you have been allocated recycling sacks) should be put at the boundary of your property, or a point agreed by a waste officer.
  • If your property has been allocated sacks, tie up all rubbish and recycling bags.
  • rinse out any food and drink containers before you put them into the  blue bin or blue recycling sack.
  • Breakdown cardboard and place it inside the red lid bin or red recycling sack. If it is too big please take to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • If you are on a wheelie bin collection, don’t put loose items, or sacks out for collection, as it won’t be collected
  • if your wheelie bins or recycling sacks  contain the wrong items, it may not be collected 

Collection vehicles

There are three different vehicles that collect waste from your property:

  • one for your black wheelie bin (for waste that can't be recycled)
  • another for your recycling bin, either blue or red depending on the week (blue for glass, metal and plastic, red for paper and cardboard)
  • a third for your green wheelie bin or 23l caddy (for food and garden waste). 
Waste and Recycling team

Waste and Recycling team contact information

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park (appointment only), 9 Dickens Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5QF