Information and resources for the Recycle & Reward campaign including FAQs, posters and handy guides.
Get Sorted MK!
Get Sorted MK! is the new recycling campaign for Milton Keynes. Many people recycle their rubbish very well but everyone could do a little more to help make MK a greener more environmentally friendly place.
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 this website, you can find out information, get tips and advice and upload your photos for 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 old car tyre?
Being responsible for how we dispose of our rubbish means less going to landfill which is good for the city and the planet!
Are you planning an event? Tell us by emailing us at email@example.com
Q. How does the parish scheme work?
Any parish which has signed up to the campaign agrees to do the following throughout 2018:
1. Hold at least one public event to promote recycling, reusing or repurposing e.g. swishing event, jumble sale, toy swap, info day (larger parishes)
2. Encourage their residents to correctly sort their waste and recycling through all available channels e.g. local newsletters, posters
Q. What will the parish council receive for taking part?
Each participating parish will receive a financial reward for signing up plus the opportunity to ‘earn’ additional payments if the amount of contamination goes down.
If incorrect items are put in recycling bins, boxes or bags, the items have to be removed by hand at our Materials Recycling Factory. Items like food waste or dirty nappies inside the recycling bag could potentially contaminate the other items in the bag and make them unsuitable for recycling.
Waste and Recycling Team
Milton Keynes Waste
9 Dickens Road
- Swishing Cothes Swap Event guide (PDF, 2.62MB)
- Swishing event guide (PDF, 2.62MB)
- Green Bin Handy Guide (PDF, 795KB)
- Binwatch Poster – Foxes (PDF, 2.8MB)
- Binwatch Poster- Rats (PDF, 2.9MB)
- Binwatch Posters – Cat & Bird (PDF, 2.8MB)
- How to recycle food waste – FAQs (PDF, 58KB)
- Blue Box
- Green Wheelie Bin
- Clear Recycling Bag
- Black Bin Bag
Which parishes are taking part?
Here’s the list of all who’ve signed up to take part:
Abbey Hill Parish Council , Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Town Council, Bow Brickhill Parish Council, Campbell Park Parish Council, Castlethorpe Parish Council, Haversham-cum-Little Linford Parish Council, Kents Hill & Monkston Parish Council, Lavendon Parish Council, Little Brickhill Parish Council, Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council, Moulsoe Parish Council, New Bradwell Parish Council, North Crawley Parish Council, Newport Pagnell Town Council, Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe Parish Council, Shenley Church End Parish Council, Stantonbury Parish Council, Stony Stratford Town Council, Walton Community Council, Wavendon Parish Council, West Bletchley Council, Woburn Sands Town Council, Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council and Woughton Community Council