Recycling rate
65%
Total waste per person
475kg
Residual waste per person
165kg

Recycling service

Newport City Council (NCC) provides a weekly kerbside-sort collections service for recycling.

It collects:

  • food waste every week, from a brown caddy using caddy liners provided by the Council for free;

  • dry recycling every week,

    • from a green box for glass bottles and jars, and small electrical items;

    • from a reusable red bag for metal cans, tins, aerosols and foil, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and food and drink cartons (such as Tetra Pak and crisp tubes); and

    • from a reusable blue bag for cardboard and paper; and

  • clothing every week, in residents' own single-use plastic bags (to keep the textiles dry).

NCC also collects:

  • nappy and hygiene waste every two weeks in single-use purple sacks, if residents have registered for this service;

  • non-recyclable waste every three weeks from a black wheelie bin, and

  • garden waste between March and November, from a green wheelie bin with orange lid.

Between June 2023 and February 2024, NCC is changing how often it collects garden waste, from every two weeks to every three weeks. When the service restarts in late February 2024 - after it pauses for the 2023/24 winter season at the end of November 2023 - residents should visit NCC's website or contact the Council to check their new scheduled collection dates.

Residents can recycle batteries at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Maesglas, Wastesavers Reuse Centre, and at local libraries, in partnership with ERP UK Ltd.

The Council provides a bulky household item collections service for large items, such as furniture and large electrical items. Residents can request a collection by visiting NCC's website. The minimum charge is £22 for up to three items, and additional items can be added on request, most at a charge of £6. Wastesavers Reuse Centre will also collect good quality furniture.

There is one Household Waste Recycling Centre in the county at Maesglas, which Newport residents may use for free. Residents must book an appointment before they visit the site.

Visit Newport City Council's website.

Household waste recycling centres

Newport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Maesglas

Newport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Maesglas
51.5671, -3.00384

In total
All materials
45k
tonnes of waste was recycled
Savings
Selected materials
£5m
saved by recycling instead of disposal
Climate change impact
Selected materials
18k
tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1
8,174t
Rubble and aggregate
2
8,174t
Rubble and aggregate
3
Newport City Council
Allt-yr-yn, Wales
7,129t
Organic Waste
4
Biogen
Aberdare, Wales
4,585t
Organic Waste
5
Day Aggregates Ltd
Bristol, England
4,160t
Incinerator Bottom Ash

Where does Wales’ recycling go?

Top countries (selected materials) 2022/23

Glass

Glass icon

Amount recycled
4,121t
CO2 avoided
3,111t
Estimated disposal saving
£465,631
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Metal

Metal icon

Amount recycled
2,883t
CO2 avoided
7,322t
Estimated disposal saving
£325,737
Reported as exported
5%

Top destinations

Organic Waste

Organic waste icon

Amount recycled
13,042t
CO2 avoided
652t
Estimated disposal saving
£1,473,744
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

Paper

Paper and cardboard icon

Amount recycled
6,411t
CO2 avoided
3,507t
Estimated disposal saving
£724,474
Reported as exported
98%

Top destinations

Plastic

Plastic icon

Amount recycled
2,776t
CO2 avoided
1,488t
Estimated disposal saving
£313,716
Reported as exported
2%

Top destinations

Textiles

Textil icon

Amount recycled
250t
CO2 avoided
1,457t
Estimated disposal saving
£28,252
Reported as exported
0%

Top destinations

WRAP Cymru