Nappy and hygiene waste

We offer a nappy collection service to families with one or more children under three years of age and a hygiene collection service to residents who have health conditions requiring the use of incontinence pads.           

To request this service you must:

  • have children under three years of age living in the same house, OR
  • have a health condition requiring the use of incontinence pads or similar, AND
  • use all the recycling services available to you

Only nappies and associated materials e.g. cotton wool, wet wipes, nappy sacks etc, and incontinence pads will be collected. 

Other household waste, including all other hygiene waste such as colostomy bags, non-infectious Stoma bags etc, should be placed in your general waste bin.

Newport Cloth Nappy Library 

An estimated 143 million disposable nappies are thrown away in Wales each year. Reusable cloth nappies offer an environmentally conscious alternative and can save you money in the long-term. If you’re interested in trying out washable nappies Newport has a Cloth Nappy Library offering advice and tips on using reusable nappies. For a small fee you can hire a set of cloth nappies to trial for a month. For more information about when their next meeting is check out their Facebook page here or contact

Clinical waste

Clinical waste is defined as any product that could be infectious or hazardous to health, e.g. bodily fluids, dressings, bandages, anything containing blood, chemotherapy Stoma bags.

Please check with your GP if you are unsure.

These items can be collected by the NHS clinical waste collections on request by phoning 0300 1239208.

Clinical waste must not be put in hygiene bags.

Apply for a nappy or hygiene collection