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Milton Keynes rolls out food waste collection to all flats

Milton Keynes Council has said it will introduce food and garden waste collections to flats and multi-occupancy buildings in the area.

This move forms part of the council’s final phase of its food and garden waste scheme roll out which was initially introduced to 90,000 households in the borough last summer.

The council has adapted the type of food waste collection bins provided to residents depending on the type of multi-occupancy property they live in.

Council cabinet member responsible for environment Mike Galloway said: “Thanks to the introduction of the food and garden waste scheme in the first two phases last year, Milton Keynes is set to see its recycling rate climb to 57% by the end of this year. By bringing flats and apartments into the scheme, together with several other recycling innovations we are currently working on, we hope to see our recycling rate soar to 60% in the near future.”

Flats and multi-occupancy dwellings have historically been seen as problematic when it comes to implementing food waste collections but Milton Keynes follows other councils such as Camden who announced that it was to roll out food waste recycling to flats last month.

Bins are set to be delivered to multi-occupancy dwellings in Milton Keynes during the week commencing 27 September.

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