Recycling and Waste Information

Please find the Christmas revised waste collection dates here.

If you need to order bins, bags or boxes click here

To request a yellow battery bag to be posted to you, please email [email protected] or call 01908 252570.

If you are still in doubt about which bin or box or bag to use, click here for an A-Z guide of recycling in MK. 

If you would like to know what happens to your rubbish and recycling, click here

Recycling Rules of Thumb- Let's Get Recycling Right!


  1. Update your recycling knowledge – Just because it looks recyclable, doesn’t mean we can recycle it here in Milton Keynes. Visit our website to check what you know.
  2. If in doubt, leave it out – Being a good recycler is as much about what you leave out of your recycling as what you put in. If you’re unsure about anything, put it in your black sack.
  3. No food or drink at all should ever go in your recycling, not even crumbs! Small amounts of food, dry or wet, can ruin paper for recycling.
  4. Make sure items are empty, clean and dry – wet and dirty items can spoil other recycling while it is being processed.
  5. Nothing else goes in your recycling – if you’re struggling with too much waste or aren’t sure how to recycle, get in touch and we can help.



Recycling Explained