New waste collection service for 2023


A new waste collection service will start for MK residents in 2023.

Most homes in Milton Keynes will recieve new wheeled bins or an alternative container.

Over 300,000 bins will need to be purchased, ready for delivery during 2023, and now MK Council has started a tender programme to find the right supplier. Approval was given in December 2021, to start a tender programme to purchase and distribute wheeled bins across Milton Keynes for the new waste collection service.

A successful pilot has already been running since 2020 with homes using the following:

  • A grey wheeled bin collected weekly for residual waste.
  • A wheeled bin with a red lid for paper and card.
  • A wheeled bin with a blue lid for plastic, metals and glass.
Wheeled bins
Wheeled bins

The timetable in the run up to 2023 is as follows:



21 December 2021

Delegated Decision to tender

Jan – Feb 2022

Publication of Tender - tender returns

Feb / March 2022

Evaluation of Tender / reports preparation

March / April 2022

Final report to award

April 2022

Award of contract

April 2022

Call in and standstill period

April 2022

Formal award of contract

More information about the rollout of the bins will follow later in 2021, and details of the tender publication will be released January 2021.

Last Updated: 13 January 2022