Garden waste


Garden waste (orange lidded) bins are provided free of charge by the council to any domestic household with a garden.

These bins are provided for garden waste only and must be out for collection by 7am. 

Garden waste collections will start again week commencing 26 February 2018

Keep any garden trimmings (including your real Christmas tree, cut up) in your garden waste bin until collections start again or take to the Recycling Centre

>>Find your garden waste collection date<< 

Yes please...

No thanks... 


Grass cuttings

Any plastic e.g. bags, pots, polystyrene


Hedge clippings

Soil, turf, stone and rubble


Shrub and tree prunings

Any household or DIY waste


Small branches and twigs

Harmful weeds e.g Japanese knotweed


Leaves and garden fruit


Food waste - fruit from a shop/kitchen production needs to go into the brown food waste caddy


Bedding from rabbits, guinea pigs, small herbivore pets

Animal waste

  Plants, cut flowers and pot compost

Cardboard, please use your box or cardbag bag 


Your garden bin cannot be emptied if it:

  • contains items it shouldn't, as listed above
  • contains bags - garden waste should be loose and not in bags
  • is too heavy or too full to empty

If your bin contains incorrect items in the bin, an advisory tag will be attached to the bin handle.

Please remove the items and put your bin out to be emptied on the next scheduled collection day.

Request a garden waste bin

Garden waste after collection...

Newport’s garden waste is sent to composting facilities where it is turned into soil conditioner suitable for use on agricultural land and in landscaping.

Diverting garden waste from household waste and landfill disposal has environmental and financial benefits and helps improve Newport City Council’s recycling performance.