Garden waste

Garden waste bin_1

Update 17th April 2023 - we're experiencing a delay on delivery of our Garden Waste bins and they're currently out of stock. We're expecting a delivery within 4 weeks and you'll be able to place an order once they are available. Please check from the week commencing the 22nd May to place your order.

Green waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre until collections resume.

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. 

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.