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Recycling Service

Newport City Council offers a weekly kerbside-sort recycling service using two recycling boxes and one bag: a red bag for plastics, cans and foil; a green box for cardboard, cartons and glass jars; and a blue box for paper, small electrical items and clean textiles. The service is run by Wastesavers on behalf of the council.

Food waste is also collected weekly with the council providing liners and a food caddy.

Batteries can be recycled in partnership with ERP UK Ltd at Newport Market, local libraries or the Wastesavers Reuse Centre.

The council also provides a bulky household item collection service for furniture and large WEEE. Residents can request collection of large household items on the Newport Council website. The minimum charge is £21 for three items and additional items can be added on request, most at a charge of £6.  Wastesavers Community Furniture Shop will also collect good quality furniture.

Garden waste in orange-lidded green bins and rubbish bins is carried out on a fortnightly basis, but is suspended for three months during winter. Collection will resume on 1 March 2021.

There is one household waste recycling centre in the county at Maesglas, which is free to use for Newport residents.

Visit Newport council website

Household waste recycling centres in Newport

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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Newport City Council, Allt-yr-yn, Wales 8,881t
Organic Waste
2 Neal Soil Suppliers Ltd, Cardiff, Wales 5,989t
Rubble and aggregate
3 Recresco Ltd, Cwmbran, Wales 4,843t
4 Day Aggregates Ltd, Bristol, England 4,107t
Incinerator Bottom Ash
5 Biogen, Aberdare, Wales 3,868t
Organic Waste

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 10 countries (selected materials)

Absorbent Hygiene Products



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Amount recycled 5t
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CO2 avoided 3t
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Estimated disposal saving £600
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Reported as exported 0%