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). Window glass, picture glass and 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
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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