New Household Waste Collection Trial

Chicheley may be one of the “guinea pigs” for testing alternatives to the current weekly collection of waste and recycle materials in plastic bags.

From: Fletcher, Penny <> 

Sent: 03 February 2020 15:30

To: .All Parish Councils <>

Subject: Proposed Waste Collection Pilot - Delegated Decision


Good afternoon,

Driven by Milton Keynes Council’s ambition to become the Greenest City and the Sustainability Strategy 2019–2050, the Environmental Services Programme is reviewing its future service provision, which includes waste collection. A motion was put forward to Full Council on 17 July 2019, which was referred to Cabinet on 3 September 2019, to explore pilot schemes for waste collection to replace the use of plastic sacks. This included the use of wheeled bins and other waste management solutions that could address the different challenges faced by different estates. A revised collection system is required to be tested before a borough wide roll out, to collect data, to review the modelling, operational methods and evaluate resident feedback. The pilot will measure: ease of use; recycling rate, contamination, carbon management and resident satisfaction.

 It is proposed that the waste collection pilot will include 5,800 properties and will run for at least a six month trial period. The pilot will consider the effectiveness and practicality of introducing a new waste collection method as an alternative to plastic sacks to residents. This will be tested before decisions are taken for the design and delivery of waste collection in 2023 when the existing waste collection contract expires.

Full details can be found within the Delegated Decision report, which will be considered on the 11 February;

1.    Waste Collection Pilot

i.   Waste Collection Pilot_Annex A

ii.    Waste Collection Pilot_Annex B

iii.  Waste Collection Pilot_Annex C

Information is also available on the website

An information session for parish councils within the pilot area is planned and we will notify you of the date shortly. 

Kind regards