As we look forward to Christmas 2023 further information will be posted on this page with details towards the end of the year.

Late night shopping

This year Friars Walk will be opening until 7pm Thursday-Saturday after  Saturday 19 November for late night shopping. Kingsway will also be open late on Thursdays.


The cemetery office will close Friday 23rd December and reopen on Wednesday 28th December to 30th December 2022. 

The cemetery office will also be closed on Monday 2nd January 2023 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Faith burial provision will be unavalible on the 25th and 26th December 2022 nor on 1st January 2023.

The parks and cemetery site gates will remain open for all visitors from Christmas Eve through to the 2nd January when locking will recommence. 

Gwent Crematourium

The Gwent Crematorium will close on Friday 23rd December and reopen on Wednesday 28th December to 30th December 2022.

The Crematorium will close on Monday 2nd January 2023 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Contact centre 

The contact centre this year will be open until 23 December 2022. Then the contact centre will be closed until 28 December and will be open until, with normal working hours 30 December.

The contact centre will also be closed on 2 January 2023, but will be open from January 3 2023, with normal buisness hours. 

Waste and recycling collections

As both Christmas day and New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday this year, all council and Wastesavers collection days will remain unchanged.

Check your collection day.

This year the HWRC will be closed from 24 December and reopen 27 December and will be closed 1 January. For more information and to book a slot please click here

Recycling at Christmas

Christmas always generates a lot of waste that can be recycled - from cardboard packaging and wrapping paper to food leftovers.

Here are a few hints on how to recycle these at home:

  • Use the scrunch test

Not sure if a piece of paper can be recycled? Try scrunching it up in your hand. If it doesn’t spring back, then it can be recycled. It’s a good test to use with wrapping paper. And if you’re recycling birthday or Christmas cards, tear off any glittery bits first.

  • Cut up your cardboard

Cut up your cardboard so that it fits in the green box and/or bag. Wastesavers also accept a small amount put to the side of the box if, when folded, it’s the same size as the green box. Larger amounts can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for recycling.

  • Love food, hate waste

Did you know that one banana peel creates enough energy to power two smartphones? When clearing the dishes after eating, please put the food waste in the recycling caddy instead of the bin.

  • Recycle unwanted electrical items

If they are not broken, why not give them a new lease of life for someone else to enjoy?  You can take them to the Tip Shop at the HWRC, or pop along to Wastesavers’ new shop on Chepstow Road, Maindee. 

Any small broken items can be taken to the HWRC for recycling or placed in the blue box for collection. For more information on how to recycle unwanted electricals visit

Real Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the HWRC – book a slot.
Alternatively, you can cut your tree up and store in your garden waste bin until collections resume in the spring.