Click here to go back to News listing.August 18, 2011
The recycling point at the Kingston Shopping Centre is one of the busiest in Milton Keynes. Everyday residents bring their recyclable waste to the site but unfortunately there is a minority who abuse the recycling point by dumping rubbish on the premises. This has forced the Council and Kingston Shopping Centre Management to close the site overnight.
The Kingston Shopping Centre Recycling Point is one of the busiest in the county and it is not intended for non-recyclable rubbish or industrial waste. All recycling must be placed in the bins provided as any refuse dumped on the ground is fly-tipping and this carries a fine of up to £50,000 or up to five years imprisonment.
Non-recyclable waste should be taken to one of the three Milton Keynes Community Recycling Centres located at Newport Pagnell, New Bradwell and Bleak Hall. Newport Pagnell also receives commercial and certain types of industrial waste. Businesses which are not sure where to take their waste should contact local waste management companies such as MT Waste Management.
Milton Keynes Council is working closely with the Kingston Shopping Centre Management Company to improve both the facilities and security at the site. Andy Hudson, the council’s head of environment and waste, said: “We are pleased that so many residents use the recycling facility at Kingston Shopping Centre. However, the minority who abuse the site by dumping rubbish are costing council taxpayers unnecessarily as we have to clean up the mess.”
Euan Forbes, Kingston Shopping Centre manager, added: “By closing the site overnight we hope to see less dumped rubbish which is an eyesore and lets down the entire area. We urge residents to use the site responsibly as continued abuse will mean we will have to re-consider the future of the facility.”
The council’s website also provides detailed information on all recycling points and the materials they accept.