A

Adhesives and Glue – Cannot be recycled
Aerosols – Red Bag
Aluminium Cans – Red bag
Aluminium Trays – Red bag (please rinse).
Aluminium Foil – Red bag (clean foil only – no stuck on food)
Asbestos – Hazardous waste. Contact Newport City Council for disposal advice.
Asthma inhalers – Most chemists accept used inhalers
Audio Cassettes – Not recyclable. The plastic cover can be recycled by the tape inside cannot.

B

Batteries (Household) – Most large supermarkets have battery deposit stands. We DO NOT collect these. Try using rechargeable batteries (these have improved greatly in recent years).
Batteries (car) – These are hazardous waste. When you buy a new battery for your car you will be paying for recycling of the old battery. Never pour battery acid down a drain or into a water course.
Biscuit wrappers – Cannot be recycled.
Bicycles – Sell it, give it away to a good home or donate it to the Tip Shop at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Blinds – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Books – Donate to charity shops or the Tip Shop down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Bottle tops – Red bag (if on glass leave top on bottle and recycle with glass).
Bottles: Glass – Green box
Bottles: Plastic – Red bag
Bubblewrap – Can’t be recycled but it can be reused.
Bulky Household Items – If good enough to reuse contact the Wastesavers Reuse Centre on 01633 216 855. If in poor condition contact Newport City Council bulky waste collection service.

C

CDs and DVDs – Cannot be recycled but if still working donate to charity shop. There is also a container down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way
Camping Gas Cylinders(used) – Small ones in red bag. Large ones take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Cans – Red bag – give them a rinse first – helps keep you bag clean.
Car Batteries – When you buy a replacement battery you will already be paying for recycling of the old one. If it’s a spare battery take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Cardboard – Green box and green sack. We also accept small amount put to the side of your box / bag if, when folded, it’s the same size as the green bag/box. Larger amounts we can’t take (see here for guidelines). Please remover any expanded polystyrene.
Cards – Green box or bag.
Carpets – Cannot be recycled. Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way or arrange for bulky waste collection from the council.
Cat Litter – Cannot be recycled or put in with food waste. In general rubbish only please.
Catalogues – Blue box.
Cereal packets – Green box or bag. The inner plastic bag can be recycled along with plastic bags at most large supermarkets.
Ceramics -If not broken – donate to charity shop. If broken in general rubbish. Do NOT put in with glass.
Chargers (phone etc) – Blue box
Christmas Decorations – Most cannot be recycled (unless 100% paper). In general rubbish.
Christmas wrapping paper – Blue box (except the metal foil type wrapping paper)
Christmas Trees – Wastesavers does not collect these but Newport City Council can for a small fee as bulky waste or under the garden waste collection from March onwards.
Clingfilm – Cannot be recycled.
Clinical Waste – Cannot be recycled. This includes baby and adult nappies, sanitary products, bandages, syringes etc.
Clothes and Textiles – Blue box.
Coat hangers – All metal can go in red bag. Metal and plastic ones cannot be recycled. Charity shops may find useful.
Compost – Newport Council run the green garden waste collection service for much of the year.
Computers – If broken – blue box. If working contact Wastesavers Reuse Centre or donate to the Tip Shop at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Cooking oil – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Corks – Plastic type in red bag. Cork can be composted but not in food waste.
Crisp packets – Cannot be recycled.
Crisp tubes – Green box
Crockery – If unbroken – donate to a charity shop. If broken – this cannot be recycled.
Curtains – Blue Box

D

DIY/Builders Waste – We do not collect these materials. Small amounts can be taken to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. Larger amounts need a licenced waste company – check their credentials before you hire.
Duvets – Cannot be recycled. (But their covers can as textiles)
DVDs and CDs – Cannot be recycled but if still working donate to charity shop.
DVD Players / Video recorders – Blue box

E

Egg-boxes – Green box or green bag.
Electrical Appliances (small) – If working – donate to charity shop or Wastesavers Reuse Centre. If broken – blue box
Engine Oil – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. Never pour down a drain.
Envelopes – Blue box (including the ones with windows)
Expanded polystyrene – This cannot be recycled.

F

Fat – Food kitchen caddy.
Fire Alarms – Blue box
Flooring – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Fluorescent Tubes – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. This should NOT go with glass.
Foil – Thin cooking foil only if clean. More heavy foil trays in red bag (please rinse).
Food waste – Brown kitchen caddy. Meat and bones as well as vegetable waste taken. ONLY USE our special food bin liner bags – no plastic bags. Bags are available from libraries etc.(link)
Fridges and Freezers – If working in good condition contact Wastesavers Reuse Centre. If broken contact the Council for collection or take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Fruit punnets – Red bag
Furniture – If good condition donate to Wastesavers Reuse Centre.

G

Games consoles – Blue box
Garden Waste – Home composting is best. If no space Newport Council runs a seasonal garden waste collection service.
Garden furniture – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. If reusable then donate to Tip Shop.
Giftwrap – If paper, blue box. (No need to remove sticky tape). Foil style giftwrap cannot be recycled.
Glass – Green Box (Bottles and jars only). Pyrex, toughened glass, and all types of sheet glass in general waste. Larger amounts (eg windows) take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

H

HDPE– 2 (High density polyethylene) – Red sack for smaller items (bottles etc). Larger items like toys and garden chairs please take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way

I

Ink Cartridges – Blue Box or get re filled – check online.
Irons – Blue box

J

Jiffy Bag – These cannot be recycled.
Juice cartons (cardboard style) – Green box or bag
Junk Mail – Blue box

K

Kettles – Blue box
Kitchen Towels – Cannot be recycled – too dirty.

L

Laptops – Blue Box if broken. Contact Wastesavers Reuse Centre if working.
LDPE – 4 (Low density polyethylene) Plastic bags, yokes holding six packs of tins together. Not collected at kerbside. Most large supermarkets have collection points.
Leaves – Compost at home or use council garden waste service.
Lightbulbs – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. They should NOT go with glass.

M

Magazines – Blue box
Margarine Tubs – Red bag
Mattresses – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. Sprung type are the onlmy ones that can be recycled.
Medicine – Glass bottles – green box. Plastic bottles – red bag.Card – green box. Sheets for pills – red bag.
Microwave ovens – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. These are too large for the blue box.
Mobile Phones – Blue box.

N

Nappies – Cannot be recycled. Try using a reusable nappy service.
Newspapers – Blue box

O

Office Paper – Blue box
Oil (cooking) – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Oil (engine) – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

P

Paper – Blue box
Paint – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. Unused paint may be accepted at the Tip Shop.
PET – 1 (Polyethylene terephthalate) – Red bag
Pet food pouches – Cannot be recycled
Photos – cannot be recycled (too many different chemicals)
Pillows – Cannot be recycled (covers can as textiles)
Pillowcases – Blue box
Pizza boxes  (take away) – Green Box. Please remove any food and/or plastic. 
Plant pots – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Plaster board – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way
Plastic Bags – Do NOT put in your kerbside recycling. Most supermarkets have plastic bag recycling points.
Plastic netting (around fruit) – Cannot be recycled.
Plastics – Red bag (no plastic bags or plastic film). If labelled see entries in this list.
Power tools – Blue Box or if working donate to Wastesavers Reuse Centre
PP – 5 (Polypropylene) – Red Bag
PS – 6 (Polystyrene) – Cannot be recycled.
Pots and Pans – Red bag
Printers (small domestic) – Blue box
Printer cartridges – Blue box
PVC – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

Q

Quilts and duvets – Cannot be recycled (but covers can as textiles)

R

Radios – Blue box
Remote controls – Blue box

S

Sauce bottles – Red bag
Shampoo / shower gel bottles – Red bag
Sheets (bedding) – Blue box.
Shoes – Blue box
Shredded Paper – Blue box (place in a plastic bag to stop it blowing about)
Sink drainer (plastic) – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way
Sink drainer (metal) – Red bag
Sofas – If reusable – call Wastesavers reuse centre. If broken – phone the council bulky waste service. On 01633
Stationery – Most is some kind of paper or card. Lever arch files cannot be recycled (too much of a mix of metal and card).

T

Tassimo coffee capsules – Council recycling centre on Docks Way – ask staff.
Tea Bags – Brown food caddy
Tetra Pak food cartons – Green box or bag
Televisions – If fully working flat screen – donate to Wastesavers Reuse Centre. Older deep TV are not accepted (they cannot sell them). All TVs are classed as hazardous waste. If broken – take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Textiles – Blue box
Tins – Red bag. (Please rinse).
Toilet Roll tubes – Green box / bag
Toasters – Blue box
Tools – Donate to reuse centre or Tip Shop at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Toys – If reusable donate to charity shop. If broken take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way
Trainers – Blue box
Tyres – You pay for tyre disposal when you buy a new tyre. Supplier should take it off you.

U

uPVC – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

V

Video recorders / DVD Players – Blue box
Vacuum cleaners – Take to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way. (most are too large for the blue box).
Vegetable oil – Food caddy (Domestic small amounts)
Video Tapes – Cannot be recycled.

W

Washing up bowls – Not at kerbside but take down to the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.
Wood – Not at kerbside but taken down at the Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

X

x-box / playstation – Blue box

Y

Yellow Pages – Blue box
Yoghurt pots – Red bag.

Z

Zimmer frames – Ok we had to find a “Z”. Donate to charity shop or take down Council recycling centre on Docks Way.

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