Get Sorted MK!

Recycling campaign for 2017-2018 for MK. Working with parish councils, the focus is on reducing contamination of recycling bags and improving recycling tonnages overall.

What is Get Sorted MK?

It's the new recycling campaign for MK being run by MK Council. Many people recycle their rubbish very well but everyone could do a little more to help make MK a more greener more environmentally friendly place.

We've also teamed up with participating town, community and parish councils who signed up to the scheme - check if your local parish is taking part on the list (JPG, 58KB).

Get Sorted MK is a new, fun and useful way to find out about how all sorts of things can be recycled, reused or repurposed from MK Council. Contamination of the recycling bags is a problem in MK and a high number of these are arriving at the Materials Recycling Factory (MRF) every week with things like food waste or dirty nappies in them which have to be picked out by hand!

These can also contaminate the recyclable items inside the bag making the whole bag unsuitable for recycling. On the new website Get Sorted MK you can find out information, get tips and advice and upload your photos about recycling in MK.

Maybe you've held a swishing (clothes swap) events or been litter picking in your local area?

Or maybe you've discovered a great way to repurpose a piece of furniture or an old car tyre?

Being responsible about how we dispose of our rubbish means less going to landfill which is good for the city and the environment.


Working with parishes

MK Council asked all town, community and parish councils if they would like to sign up to the Get Sorted MK! campaign. In return for promoting the campaign in their local areas they will receive a cash lump sum just for signing up plus additional cash sums if the amount of contamination in the recycling bags goes down over the year. The money can be spent on whatever they like as long as it's for the community.


What will MK Council be doing?

As well as working with parish councils to reduce contamination in recycling bags and increase recycling, MK Council are also launching a number of projects and activities throughout the year including:

  1. New microsite -
  2. Competitions - for all schools in MK
  3. Great prizes to give away
  4. Fun games and activities
  5. Free giveaways
  6. Support, advice and guidance for people to hold their own recycling or repurposing events


Resources for parishes

if you are a participating parish, you can use any of the resources on the left hand side of the page to help you with your own local Get Sorted MK! campaign.

Please send any events, photos or achievements to us as well so we can show off your efforts! 

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Last Updated: 22 November 2018