Green bin collections to resume in Milton Keynes this month

Green bin collections for food and garden waste are to start up again in MK after a two month suspension of services

By Sally Murrer
Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:51 pm

MK Council has today announced the service will resume on Monday March 15.

Green bins collections all over MK were suspended on January 14 due to staff shortages at refuse contractors Serco.

The news came after two Serco bin lorry drivers died following positive Covid tests.

Green bin collection will resume on March 15

An MK Council spokesman said at the time: "Covid-19 has had a significant impact on us all, and in MK the cases are seriously high. As a result of reduced staffing, we’re suspending food and garden waste collections throughout MK from Thursday 14 January until further notice."

He added: "Our waste collection partner Serco has seen an increase of COVID-19 positive tests and staff requiring to isolate or shield. The situation is one that changes rapidly. In recent days nearly 40 per cent of the waste collections teams have been unavailable. So, to protect our core services we now need to prioritise collection of black and clear sacks."

Black bag and recycling bag collections have continued as normal and residents were asked to put food waste into black bags instead.