Recycle & Reward Scheme for Parish, Town and Community Councils 2016-17

Information and resources for the Recycle & Reward campaign including FAQs, posters and handy guides.
Reward and Recycle campaign winners
Reward and Recycling campaign winners

The Scheme

In this section you can find all the information on the Recycle & Reward Scheme for parish, town and community councils. The scheme aimed to raise awareness of recycling food waste in MK through the caddy and green bins. Participating local councils had the opportunity to earn ££’s for their area if the food waste tonnage collected in their area improved. The amount of cash they received was linked to the amounts of food waste collected and this was weighed and recorded by our waste contractor, Serco.

The test period was between 1st December 2016 and 28th February 2017.

Participating local councils:

  • Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Town Council
  • Bow Brickhill Parish Council
  • Castlethorpe Parish Council
  • Emberton Parish Council
  • Newport Pagnell Town Council
  • Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe Parish Council
  • Shenley Church End Parish Council
  • Simpson & Ashland Parish Council
  • Stantonbury Parish Council
  • Stony Stratford Town Council
  • Walton Community Council
  • Wavendon Parish Council
  • West Bletchley Council
  • Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council
  • Woburn Sands Town Council
  • Woughton Parish Council

Supporting Activity

Although the current test period is over, the following supporting activities are ongoing:

  • fully wrapped green bin collection vehicle with ‘Feed your Green Bin’ message - this can be booked to appear in particparting areas if required -  Book here
  • series of videos on MK Council’s YouTube page promoting food waste recycling - youcan view the 'Binwatch' video below
  • regular tweets and posts on the Council’s social media channels - Twitter @mkcouncil and Facebook MKCouncil1
  • 22 page free A5 recipe book – compiled by local chefs and food bloggers with their favourite recipes to use leftover food
  • cooking videos showing the recipes from recipe book being made on the Council's YouTube channel Milton Keynes Council


Last Updated: 10 May 2017