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Cardboard to be collected weekly!

Changes on the way to improve your recycling service.

DO NOT make any changes to the way you recycle until your receive your red bag!


In the new system we will collect…

RED SACK – Plastics, tins and cans.

GREEN BOX – Cardboard, Tetra Pak and glass

BLUE BOX – Paper, light card, broken electrical items.

This system will not start until late June and some areas will have to wait until early September.

Carry on as normal until you get your red sack.


Why the change?

It makes common sense and costs less to collect all your materials in one go every week rather than a separate vehicle for cardboard every second week.

We are picking up twice as much plastic as we were five years ago but the box sizes have not changed. Plastic is light and blows around, so we will issue heavy duty reusable sacks with lids for plastic (and cans).

The green sacks blew away when empty. They are currently collected at a different time from the other recycling. The new red sacks will be emptied at the same time as your boxes and will be placed back in your box. This will reduce the risk of the bags blowing away.

Why use new red sacks? Because the green sacks are clearly marked “cardboard” and to use them for plastic and cans would have caused confusion.

Why cardboard in a box? If you fill your cardboard sack every two weeks we estimate you will fill one box every week. Your cardboard capacity stays the same, we just pick it up more frequently.

Tetra Pak . We have often been asked about this and the new system will allow us to collect it.

What do I need to do?

At this point NOTHING!

Wait until you get your red sack delivered.  This change will be rolled out across Newport between June and September.

We will give you full instructions well in advance.  You will also receive new stickers to put on your boxes – everything will be clearly marked IN LARGE WRITING.

Your collection day will remain the same.

Litter issues

Lids for boxes.  If you want a lid for ANY of your boxes (blue or green) contact us and we will deliver.

Clear bags for plastic – still available at usual outlets or direct from us. They will be withdrawn when you get your red sack. The clear bags cost the Council £34,000 every year and many are not used for recycling. The red bags will pay for themselves in two years.

Not enough space for recycling?  We can supply extra boxes, lids and red bags for larger households.

New collection vehicles coming. These are better designed and more suitable for tipping materials into.

Changes due to start late June and be completed early September.

Watch this space!


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