MK one of the top councils in the country for recycling

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Milton Keynes is one of the top performing authorities when it comes to recycling

LFigures released by The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) place the city in the top 12 per cent in the country for its latest recycling rate of 53.5 per cent.

Milton Keynes is one of 73 councils – out of 352 – who are recycling more than 50 per cent.

Councillor David Hopkins, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste Management and the Environment, said: “We’d like to thank the residents of Milton Keynes for embracing our weekly recycling scheme so whole-heartedly helping us to achieve such an excellent recycling rate.

“Milton Keynes’ residents are rightly proud of our recycling scheme and factory and, while we are achieving far more than the national average, we would like to see our recycling rise even higher. With help from our residents we know that if only half of the food that people still put in their black sacks were put correctly into the green bins, we could easily beat the rates achieved by the highest-performing local authorities. Using the green bin for food waste also prevents black sacks being attacked by animals and spillage on the streets.”