The Council has published a new leaflet telling you what you can and can’t recycle. Download it here.
Please note that the Council will not take ANY items left loose beside bins and bags except Christmas trees.
Items that can’t be recycled include plastic bags, film food wrappings and covers, and crisp packets. Cardboard must be folded or torn up and put in the clear sacks. Any item left beside the sacks, including cardboard, can’t be recycled. Dead birds and animals can only be put in green bins if they have no fur or feathers. Wrap them and put them in black sacks otherwise please.
Please recycle as much as you can. It helps the environment and keeps our council tax bills down!
Residents in one corner of Monkston were completely bemused last week. First they were told that their rubbish collection day was moving from Tuesday to Wednesday. And then there was no sign of the rubbish truck! Thanks to the quick action of Cllr Jenni Ferrans their rubbish was collected – on THURSDAY!
Jenni commented: “Most of the collection went smoothly, but the estate is now split between two rounds. The area of Chetwode Avenue, Lanercost Crescent, Wymondham and the roads off them are supposed to be collected by a different truck, also on Wednesday. For some reason the truck didn’t collect most of the rubbish last week. The Focus team still haven’t had an explanation from MK Council but at least we were able to get the rubbish collected the following day.”
Please remember: your rubbish should be out by 7am on collection day. The area left last week is likely to be collected much earlier than previously.
Car drivers, bus users, young, old, those with disabilities
– all will pay the price in Labour’s proposed budget cuts!
What are they proposing?
Parking charges up to £2 an hour. More spaces, but much higher car parking charges.
Some night time and Sunday bus services will disappear. Young people and pensioners face higher bus fares.
Even fewer people eligible for Council housing as they want to change the rules.
MK Citizens Advice Bureau faced with closure. Local charities, like those that help the blind and help the young homeless may vanish for ever.
Children’s Centres, Youth Clubs, Community Centres – all are on Labour’s ‘hit list’.
No more black bin bags, and higher charges for special collections.
And what are they proposing spending money on?
Spending millions on new furniture and new computers for their offices.
More money on senior staff and “away days” for staff.
The Liberal Democrats want to save our crucial services for the disadvantaged and disabled. Keep critical voluntary services that help all. And not hit car drivers or bus users.
We expect to find the odd discarded toy – but Cllr Vanessa McPake was amazed to find a trampoline discarded in Walton Park recently! And nearby, Cllr Jenni Ferrans found the dog bin being used as a litter bin too! The Focus team have asked for both to be cleared.
Vanessa McPake finds a discarded trampoline on Walton Park
Jenni Ferrans finds a dog bin doubling as a litter bin in Walton Park.