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Milton Keynes Council has a recycling team who visit residents to help them understand how to recycle their waste and unwanted items. The Council operate a number of ways of recycling systems:
The weekly collection from houses includes pink bags for paper, plastic, cloth etc and black bags for items that do not fit into any other of their systems. Green wheelie bins are provided for garden waste and some food waste. Plastic bags are also provided and left with the green wheelie bins for used batteries. A blue container is also provided for tins and glass.
The Council provide a number of sites around the City where waste can be taken and disposed of. For instance skips and locations are available for household items; wood; garden waste; hardcore, cardboard; batteries of all sorts; asbestos; metal; white appliances; furniture; bottles; cloth; etc.
For larger items such as white goods, settees and beds the council can be contacted to come to your property to collect these.
Various recycling banks are dispersed around the city where there are a range of banks to take such things as bottles, paper, clothes, etc dependant on the space available.
The Council are trialling chewing gum bins and have already installed a large number of smokers bins and dog poo bins.
The council also provide services for the removal of dead animals.
FREECYCLE - Have you joined?
Freecycle is a Yahoo Group and it is dedicated to getting people to exchange goods that they no longer use. You cannot sell things through Freecycle - you must give your items freely and you can look for or ask for items that will be free (but you will have to be able to pick them up). Highly Recommended.