Green bin collections in Milton Keynes have resumed following month-long suspension

    Food and garden waste collections have resumed in Milton Keynes today (18/8) following a month-long suspension.

    Milton Keynes Council last month announced that green bin collections would be temporarily suspended due to low staff levels caused by the "pingdemic".

    The decision had been made to ensure that Serco, the Council's waste contractor, could prioritise the collection of black and clear sacks.

    But now that staffing levels are back to normal, green bin collections can resume.

    However, people are being advised that there may be slight disruption to the collection while refuse workers catch up with a predicted backlog of waste. 

    Cabinet Member for the Public Realm, Councillor Lauren Townsend said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we’ve had to pause weekly green bin collections, and our bin crews who have worked tirelessly in these exceptional circumstances to keep waste and recycling collections going as usual.

    "When food and garden waste collections were suspended, the council wrote to everyone who subscribes to its council news email service and took out a radio advertising campaign to reach as many people as possible. Residents are asked to help by sharing the information as widely as possible with friends and neighbours.”

    Households have also been told that Serco will not be accepting bagged green waste alongside the green bins. 

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