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Garden Waste

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Garden waste bins

Garden waste (orange lidded) bins are provided free by Newport City Council to domestic households that have a garden and are for garden waste only.

Order garden waste bin

Use the online form to order a garden waste bin

Garden waste bin ordering guidelines

Households will only be issued with a new garden waste bin if they have never had one.

Households whose garden waste bins have been taken because incorrect items have been found in the bin will not be able to request a new one using the online form.

You will need to call (01633) 656 656 to talk about a confiscated garden waste bin.

Use your garden waste bin for

But please don’t put in


Grass cuttings


Any types of plastic e.g. bags, pots, polystyrene


Hedge clippings


Soil, stone and rubble


Shrub and tree prunings


Any household waste


Plants and flowers


Treated wood e.g. from fences, garden furniture


Small branches and twigs


Harmful weeds (e.g Japanese knotweed)


Leaves and garden fruit (i.e. windfall apples, blackberries etc). Fruit from a shop/kitchen production needs to go into the brown food waste caddy.


Waxed or plastic coated cardboard (thin card*) e.g. drink cartons, detergent boxes)


bedding from rabbits/guinea pigs (small herbivore pets)


Animal waste



Cardboard. Please use your cardboard recycling bags instead

*Thin card e.g. cereal and tissue boxes, food packaging sleeves, and all types of paper can be recycled each week in your blue Wastesavers box.

Cardboard collections

From Monday 2 June 2014, we will only be collecting card in the green bags for cardboard that have already been delivered to your home. Please make sure your bag is placed with your other recycling boxes for collection on your usual collection day.

We will be unable to collect any orange lidded bin containing cardboard from this date.

Please do not store the cardboard bag inside your orange lidded bin or tie your bag to your orange lidded bin as they are now collected by separate vehicles.

For more information please look at the changes to your recycling services and frequently asked questions

Collection days

Garden waste bins are collected once a fortnight, alternating with your rubbish bin collection.

Find out when your garden waste bin is collected.

Please put the bin out for collection by 7.00am on your usual collection day and make sure you can close the bin lid or it will not be collected.

If you don’t have the space or cannot wait for your garden waste bin why not try home composting?

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