Household Waste Recycling Centres will reopen from Monday 18 May!

Thu 14 May 2020 - posted by Melanie Hyde

Good News - Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open from Monday 18 May. All three sites, Newport Pagnell, Bleak Hall and New Bradwell will be open 7 days a week.

COVID-19 safety measures

Milton Keynes Council have introduced a series of measures to make sure that both the workers and the public will be able to maintain social distancing at these sites. The most critical of these is a booking system which will stagger the number of people at the site, ensure that queues are kept at a minimum and that this vital service benefits the residents of Milton Keynes.

No one will be able to drop off materials without making a prior booking.

Anyone wishing to attend a HWRC will be required to book a 15 minute slot by contacting Customer Services on 01908 252811. This is for essential visits only and for waste that cannot be safely stored at home. Booking will be available from Thursday and Customer Services will be working over this weekend to take bookings (Saturday and Sunday between 9:30am-2:30pm). On arrival at the HWRC, residents will be required to show confirmation of booking and identification.
In addition, they have extended the opening hours to 7am-7pm at the New Bradwell site as it is the most appropriate site to handle the additional traffic. The Newport Pagnell site and Bleak Hall will be open from 8am-6pm.

HWRC staff will not be able to assist with carrying items so please ensure that you come to the tip with whoever helped you load heavy items into your vehicle.

Milton Keynes Council have also worked with highways and the police to ensure that there are sensible plans in place to avoid the chaos seen at locations in other local authorities. To manage traffic, the entrance and approach to some of the sites has been adjusted. These details will be included with the booking confirmation.

The demand for booking slots will be high so MKC ask residents for their patience. These measures are in place to maintain social distancing and protect the health of workers and residents. It will be monitored on site and there will be CCTV in operation.

Do please remember:
-Food and garden waste collections are now in place
-Bulky waste collection service is available
-Fly tipping will be prosecuted
-Without a confirmed booking, residents will not be able to enter the HWRC.

Telephone booking is now available but call volumes are exceptionally high - please bear with them or consider calling back later.

For further information please go to: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/community-recycling-centres-tips