Garden waste

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

Use your orange-lidded bin for garden waste only and make sure it is out for collection by 7am. 

Garden waste collections are suspended during the winter months and will resume w/c 1 March 2021.

The last garden waste collections of 2020 will take place between Monday 16 and Friday 27 November.  

Check your collection date

Yes please...

  No thanks... 

Grass cuttings

  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


  Fruit from a shop or kitchen cooking   should go into the food waste caddy

Bedding from rabbits, guinea pigs, small herbivore pets

  Animal waste

Plants, cut flowers and pot compost

  Cardboard - use your box or cardbag bag 


We can't empty your garden bin if:

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

If your bin has items which shouldn't be there we'll attach an advisory tag to the bin handle.

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

Request a garden waste bin

What happens to your garden waste...

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 the council's recycling performance.

TRA91523 26/09/2018