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.
||Plastic e.g. bags, pots, polystyrene
||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
|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.
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.