Helpful Information from MK Council

Street Lighting Information 

Common Faults  - take a look at how to report issues with street lights and what some of the most common issues are. 


MK Council Report It Link  


 A Guide to Identify Victims of Cuckooing 

MK Council would like to hear your experiences of cuckooing and crime in general. Please take some time to complete their survey which you can find here.


Information Events for Tenants 


Bogus Tradespeople - Check ID

Milton Keynes Council Services

Christmas Waste Collection Dates 

Please see this link for the revised waste collection dates over the Christmas and New Year's period.   

Milton Keynes Council is responsible for council tax and benefitshighways, street lights, waste and recycling

Should you discover a street light not working or even on all day, a landscaping or highways issue, please visit the Milton Keynes Council website to report direct to them.

Milton Keynes Council Home page

MK Council Report It 

For a variety of issues, you can report these directly to MK Council via their Report It tool;

Waste & Recycling Issues 
Missed Collection
Street Lighting 
Housing Repair 
Issues with Trees


Upcoming events 

MK Council News 

MK Council Press Releases    


MKDP have announced the MKDP Community Fund which will be giving £60,000 to groups and projects in the city every year, awarding individual grants ranging from £500 upwards to local not-for-profit organisations whose work benefits residents, communities, and their quality of life. The grants will be awarded on a twice-yearly basis with the deadline for the first round of applications on 13th December 2019. To apply for the grant and find out more information, please visit their website.  

Council Tax and Benefits  

Benefits & Council Tax  
View Your Council Tax Account Online 
Access Your Council Account 

You can make payments, apply for reductions and apply for benefits. 

Waste & Recycling 

Waste & Recycling Page

You can report missed collections, order clear recycling sacks and find out more information about which item belongs in each bin or bag. 
You can also find out more information about the Get Sorted MK Campaign, which is aiming to reduce contamination of bags, by clicking on this link.  

Milton Keynes Housing 

Council Housing Services 

This is where you can report council housing repairs and also contact the Homelessness Prevention Team if you're in need of emergency housing.  


Safeguarding Adults and Children  

Issues with Potholes  

MK Highways Potholes 

You can find out what constitutes a pothole & report them directly to the Highways department at the Council.  

Highways & Transport  

Highways & Transport Hub 


Milton Keynes Parking 


You can pay your parking ticket, apply for a blue badge or apply for parking permits. 

Bus Timetables 

Bus Timetables, Maps & Travel Updates  

Planning and Building 

Planning Hub  
My MK mapping  

Schools & Adult Learning 

Schools & Lifelong Learning 

You can apply for planning permission, check planning policies and check land charges and fees. 

Clear Recycling Sacks

You have to order clear recycling sacks from Milton Keynes Council. When ordering you can select your home address or the Town Hall for delivery. If you do select the Town Hall, you must ensure to bring the FS reference number with you otherwise you will not be able to collect the sacks. 

You can order recycling sacks from directly from MK Council via this link 


MK Council New Way to Order Recycling Sacks                                                         

Alley Parking 3 Strike System

1st Strike – If a vehicle is obstructing in the back alleyways the local residents approach in the 1st instance

2nd Strike - If a vehicle is still obstructing the back alleyways after the initial contact has been made then the residents are required to contact the police who will issue a letter of warning

3rd Strike - If a vehicle is still obstructing the back alleyways after the police can then issue with FPN


 For rubbish collection, put all your refuse and recycling bags, containers and bins out between 5pm on the day before collection and by 7am on collection day each week.

Missed collections can be reported to Milton Keynes Council