Pink sacks crisis rumbles on until solution is bagged

Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Marland
Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Marland

A former leader of the council has called on the newly elected ‘man at the helm’ to end the city’s pink sacks crisis.

Lib Dem councillor, Sam Crooks, who regained his Broughton seat on Friday, claims the sacks are like gold dust and must be restored without delay.

“I toured the city on Friday looking for one,” said Mr Crooks.

“The Civic Offices had none, the Central Library has stopped doing them and so have a number of other libraries and parish council offices.”

MK Council was among the first local authorities to introduce recycling sacks in 1992 as part of the normal waste collection, but Mr Crooks is concerned their good work could be a thing of the past.

“We’ve been in the top two or three cities for the amount recycled rubbish per household ever since,” he added.

“All that will be at risk now if we can’t get pink sacks. People are already having to leave out black sacks with a label attached saying ‘pink’.”

However, new council leader Peter Marland told the Citizen there was no pink sacks crisis, but confirmed he would look into the issue.

He said: “If anybody has a problem getting a roll of pink sacks I am more than willing to look into it to make sure Milton Keynes carries on recycling.”