Milton Keynes Council announces green bin results in bid to improve recycling

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The latest figures for the green bin campaign show that Wolverton & Greenleys had the biggest increase in the amount of food waste collected in January.

Just over halfway through the campaign, 13 parish and town councils have increased the amount of food waste collected in their areas during January as part of Milton Keynes Councils’ ‘Green Bin Campaign’.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of how to recycle food waste using the green wheeled bin and silver caddy.

All parish, town and community councils were offered the chance to participate in this scheme which earns them cash rewards to spend back in their respective areas.

16 local parish, community and town councils signed up for the Recycle & Reward scheme last year which runs from December 2016 – February 2017.

The scheme works by giving parishes a cash incentive to improve the tonnage of green bin waste (food and garden) collected in their area. This is measured by comparing it to previous years’ collections.

The three parishes who have the biggest increase after the test period is up will win an extra cash bonus with the top parish getting a ‘Gold’ award of £5,000.

The Silver award is £2,000 and the Bronze award is £1,000.