Fight for MK to remain a ‘leading recycling city’

Proposed new blue recycling bag for MK homes

Proposed new blue recycling bag for MK homes

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The councillor who was behind bringing popular pink sacks to the city has said it would be “foolhardy” to change how MK recycles.

Next week counillors will vote on ways to save £22million from this year’s council budget, which includes a proposal to scrap pink sacks in favour of reusable hessians.

Ahead of the debate, Lib Dem group leader Douglas McCall has accused the Labour-led council of using the budget process to make major changes to MK’s recycling scheme.

Mr McCall said: “The last time Labour ran the council recycling rates fell by a third, but when the Lib Dems ran the council recycling rates increased five-fold.

“My group does not believe that the proposals to split garden and kitchen waste collections and charge £40 per year to collect garden waste stack up.

“We will be fighting to keep Milton Keynes as a leading recycling city.”