Newport City Council are undertaking a survey on how to improve the recycling rate.

They estimate that last year 16,000 tonnes of recyclable material was thrown away in Newport’s wheelie bins.

Around 60% of what was found in these wheelie bins could have been picked up by us for recycling – 30% of that was food.

If we’re going to reach the recycling targets we need to get that food (and other materials) out of the wheelie bin and into our boxes and bags.

If you’ve read this far I suspect you are probably already pretty interested in recycling – so please make sure you have your say…

Click here for the survey

2 Comments

  1. Yvonne Forsey

    Please can you tell me how the old bins will be recycled when the newer smaller ones are introduced?

    Thanks

    • Waste Savers

      I’m afraid we will not be involved in that end of the operation – it’s Newport Council you need to contact regarding that.
      Our role is to collect the recycling – we do not get involved with general waste.
      Its a good question – we send our broken large bins that are from the flats for recycling – I’m almost certain the same will happen with these domestic bins if the change goes ahead.
      They might even find a buyer for them for reuse, but most councils now have smaller bins already.
      Hope that answers you question.
      All the best

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