Wheelie Bin Postcode Checker Launch

Tue 28 Mar 2023 - posted by Melanie Hyde
Wheelie Bin Postcode Checker Launch

Postcode Checker Launch 

From September, how Milton Keynes City Council collects waste and recycling is being modernised. The majority of residents will move to wheelie bins, although a small number of homes that aren’t suitable for wheelie bins will remain on a sack collection service, or a mixed collection with sacks for recycling and a wheelie bin for other rubbish. A media release can be found at https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/news
Residents can now check in seconds whether they’ll receive wheelie bins or sacks when Milton Keynes’ new waste collection starts later this year.  Please direct all reviews through the postcode checker and enquiry form. If residents do not have access to the website they can call Customer Services directly and they will assist with completing the review form. The online postcode checker has been developed so local people can check what they’re due to receive and request a review if needed; https://tinyurl.com/Wheelie-Bins

Residents can also use the new online postcode checker to ask the City Council to review their property for a different solution. Eligibility for a review is based on specific criteria around storage space and access; residents can’t request a review based on personal preferences for bins or sacks. The City Council will be starting the property reviews in May, running over a number of months, and will let residents know whether their collection type will change as a result. 

The City Council will also be writing to every home in May to let them know what type of collection they will receive.
For more information on the changes, visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/wheelie-bins

Assisted collections
Residents who have a disability or medical condition can apply for an assisted collection if there’s nobody else in the household to put waste out. This is where the waste crew will collect waste from just outside a person’s front door instead of at the kerbside. Click here to find out more about assisted collections.