Bins, Bags and Boxes

Milton Keynes Council collects recycling and rubbish from MK residents every week

Important advice for residents living in houses

  • Place recycling and rubbish out by 7am on the day of your collection, but no earlier than 5pm the evening before.
  • Place the bags and boxes on the boundary of your property closest to where the collection vehicle passes.  DO NOT pile up bags in a communal pile in your street.
  • All bags must be tied and loose items will not be collected.
  • Cardboard must be broken down and placed inside the recycling sack, or taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.
  • If a recycling bag, box or wheelie bin contains the incorrect items it it will not be collected or emptied.
  • See our Quick Guide to Recycling in MK (2018) (PDF, 2.4MB)or click below for more details.

Advice for residents living in flats with communal bins click here