We’ve won a major environmental prize for the quality of paper being collected from residents here in Newport.

We were nominated for the Resource Association Quality Recognition award by UPM Kymmene who run one of the largest paper recycling mills in Europe up in Shotton, north Wales. All the paper we collect from Newport is recycled by this company.

The awards took place in a prestigious ceremony at The Resource Association’s Annual Lecture in London last night (11 July 2017).

Upon receiving the award, Penny Goodwin, CEO of Wastesavers said: “We really must thank the people of Newport for this award. It’s down to their efforts, and the work by our collection teams, that we’ve been given national recognition for the quality our recycling.”

Robbie Warden of UPM with Ian Syms of Wastesavers

Robbie Warden, National Sourcing Manager at UPM Shotton added: “We’re very pleased to nominate Wastesavers for this award for the quality of paper they have consistently delivered to us over the years. We reprocess more than 360,000 tonnes of paper in North Wales every year and getting sources of good quality paper for recycling; like the paper coming out of Newport, is crucial for us.”

Details of where all you other materials go can be found here …


  1. John Davies

    Congratulations on your award. It is a pity that the quality of service of your collection teams here in the Llanmartin area too often cannot be regarded as a quality service. Your teams regularly leave legitimate items in the boxes and bags instead of fully emptying them, They also spill items on to the roadway and pavement while loading on to the vans, but seldom, if ever, pickup! Let’s see a little more quality at this end of the process!

    • Waste Savers

      Can you phone 01633 281 281 if there is a problem with collections. Sorry – only half your message seems to have come through.

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