What we collect

Bin service thanks

Each household in Newport is provided with a 120L bin for fortnightly collection of rubbish.

We have to increase recycling rates to avoid heavy fines

The Welsh Government has set targets for Newport City Council to recycle 70% of household waste by 2025. 

Our recycling rate for 2020 was 66% and although we are one of the best performing cities for recycling in the UK, we need to recycle more in order to avoid heavy fines from Welsh Government. 

Download the Household Waste and Recycling Collection guidance (pdf)

Waste collection

Your waste bin is collected every fortnight - check your bin collection day

Make sure the bin lid is closed, if waste is left on top or by the side of the bin it will not be collected but will be placed inside your bin where possible.

Excess rubbish can be put out on your next collection day or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre

The small number of households that do not have a waste wheelie bin are allowed two sacks of rubbish each fortnight.  

Households of six to seven people may apply for a 180L waste bin.

Households of more than eight people may apply for a 240L bin as long as residents can show they are already recycling as much as possible. 

Garden waste is collected fortnightly. Garden waste collections are suspended during the winter months.

Order bins and recycling materials

We offer a nappy and hygiene waste collection for families living with children under three years of age and residents needing collection of incontinence pads or similar waste.


Weekly recycling collections by our partners Wastesavers - you can request extra boxes, bags and caddies if you need them.

Order bins and recycling materials

Larger items? You can request collection of larger household items for a small fee or book a visit to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Recycle all types of small household batteries at:

  • Bettws library
  • Caerleon library
  • Central library
  • Malpas library
  • Pillgwenlly library
  • Ringland library
  • Rogerstone library
  • Wastesavers Reuse Centre (138-142 Chepstow Road)

Batteries are recycled in partnership with ERP UK Ltd.  

What happens if I don't recycle?

Under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990), councils have the power to issue fines where people do not use available recycling schemes.

  • Residents who present an overflowing rubbish bin or extra bags of waste will receive a reminder about how to recycle
  • If this happens a second time, a warning will be issued and any excess waste will be left uncollected and the responsibility of the resident. A council officer may visit to give advice on how to sort and recycle waste
  • An overflowing rubbish bin on a third occasion will result in the issue of a statutory notice under Section 46 above. The excess waste will not be collected and will remain the responsibility of the resident
  • Breaches of the statutory notice during a 12 month period will carry a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100

Help and advice

If you would like more advice on what materials can be recycled, and how to recycle more effectively, please email info@newport.gov.uk for the attention of the recycling engagement and enforcement team.