Rubbish Removal Milton Keynes
Advice and info on how to dispose of rubbish & bulky waste in Milton Keynes
This is the ultimate guide to rubbish removal Milton Keynes. It covers all the ways you can dispose of or donate your bulky waste in Milton Keynes, and how to choose between them. Sustainable waste clearance has never been easier!
The key sections in this article are:
- Reuse options
- Milton Keynes Council bulky waste collection service
- Using a Man & van waste collector, including finding a good one, examples and prices
- Skip hire in Milton Keynes, including skip hire providers, prices and permit fees
- Recycling centres
1. Reuse options in Milton Keynes
Are any of your items you're thinking of getting rid of still usable? Instead of throwing them away, you could donate them for reuse. It's great for the environment and normally free or at least very cheap to do so.
Below are a few of the more popular reuse charities and social enterprises in Milton Keynes area that take second hand furniture.
However, for detailed advice and information about all the reuse opitons in the area, check our Guide to Freecyle & Reuse in Milton Keynes.
|Re-Use Community Project||16 Burners Ln, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes MK11 3HB.|
|Willen Hospice Olney Shop||31 Market Place, Olney, MK46 4AJ|
|Keech Hospice Care Newport Pagnell Furniture Store||87 High Street, Newport Pagnall, MK16 8AB|
2. Council Bulky waste collection service
Milton Keynes council offers a rubbish removal service for bulky items. This includes items like household furniture, carpets and household appliances. Be aware that the council does not collect or remove hazardous waste, car batteries, tyres, sheets of glass, or commercial waste.
Cost of the council collection service
The council charges items with a points-based system, with larger items having higher points values. The more points, the more expensive the rubbish removal. As an example, items such as a fridge, sofa or mattress cost £20 per item to collect individually. But for up to 3 such items collected together, the cost is £40. Rubble collection is £120.
However, for an exact quote on your items, you will need to contact the council. After a price is confirmed, you have up to 21 days to book your waste removal at the quoted price. Here are the Milton Keynes council customer service contact details:
Telephone: 01908 252570
Email: [email protected]
Response time: Collections are made on the first waste and recycling collection day after a 48-hour processing period.
Concessions: None available
Website: For more details visit the Milton Keynes council website here.
Overcharging: There are some stories about Milton Keynes council overcharging for certain items, such as fence panels, leaving local residents shocked with the price. To find more reasonable prices, we recommend reading on about Man & Van Collectors.
3. Licensed man & van waste collectors
Another solution for rubbish removal in Milton Keynes is to use a licenced man & van rubbish collector.
You might consider using a man & van collector for the following reasons:
- Speed - a private collector can respond much faster than the council.
- Labour - private collectors will collect waste from both in and outside the home. Milton Keynes council will strictly only pick up waste that is already outside, which may be a problem if you can't lift it yourself.
- Type of waste - private waste collectors take all types of rubbish, including garden waste, builders waste, and commercial rubbish.
The cost of a private man & van collection depends on the type and amount of waste, and when you need it removed.
Cheapest licensed bulky waste collector in Milton Keynes
To find the cheapest man & van collector for some rubbish, the LoveJunk waste removal & reuse marketplace makes the process quick and easy. You just take a few photos of the junk you wish to dispose of, and then nearby licensed waste collectors and reusers give quotes to take it away. LoveJunk is free to use and widely recommended by councils.
Examples of man & van rubbish removal prices in Milton Keynes
4. Skip hire Milton Keynes
Skips are another option for clearing your bulky waste. They’re helpful if you have lots of messy waste but, unlike man & van collection, you have to load the skip yourself and the price is fixed no matter how full it is. Skip hire also tends to be significantly more expensive than a man & van collector because of additional permits and license fees. Take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire for more detail.
Milton Keynes skip hire companies
It’s a good idea to use a local licensed skip hire company. Below are some of the main skip hire companies operating in Milton Keynes.
|Smith Recycling (Milton Keynes) Limited||01908 394231|
|J E GOODMAN LTD||01908 373187|
|Rapid Skip Hire Milton Keynes||01908 753054|
|Milton Keynes Skip Hire||01908 104599|
Skip hire prices in Milton Keynes
These are typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for a mixed general waste skip in Milton Keynes. Prices reflect a hire period of 14 days but do not include the cost of a skip permit or a parking bay suspension.
Builder skip: 6 - 8 cubic yard skip @ £235 - £260
Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £370
Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions
To place a skip on the road (as opposed to in your drive, for example) you will need a skip permit license and (if you live in one) a controlled parking zone suspension. Take a look at our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions for more information regarding skip permits.
Skip License Milton Keynes: £56 (for 7 days)
CPZ Bay Suspension in Milton Keynes: £15 per day
You can find more information on skip permits in Milton Keynes on the council website here.
5. Milton Keynes Recycling centres
In Milton Keynes, there are 3 council recycling centres where you can dispose of most items for free. The council tip is only available to residents. For complete information, including opening hours, rules and booking information, check out our Milton Keynes recycling centre guide.
A map of Milton Keynes tips
6. Rubbish statistics & fly tipping in Milton Keynes
In 2021, the council reported 5,819 cases of fly-tipping, equal to 22 fly-tips per 1000 residents and 5 per household. This is based on a population of 270,203 people. To see how Milton Keynes compares, have a look at our South-East England Fly-Tipping report.