All the food waste we collect in Newport is now being sent to the new Biogen plant in Aberdare, where it is being turned into both electricity and fertilizer.

We are calling on more residents in Newport to take part in separating their food waste as it is now not only helping create electricity but is also good for reducing smells in domestic waste, particularly in flats.

“This is good news that we have found such a local destination for the food waste coming out of Newport,” said Penny Goodwin, CEO of Wastesavers. “Newport residents can be assured that all the food waste we collect is now being turned into both biogas, creating electricity, and high quality fertilizer.”


Last month Wastesavers collected more than 430 tonnes of food waste from homes and businesses across Newport.

“Almost 70% of households in Newport now recycle their kitchen left overs and food waste every week, “said Phil Hurst, marketing officer with Wastesavers, “But the figure is not so high in flats despite the advantages of reducing smells in communal rubbish areas.”

Residents can order FREE food recycling kits from Wastesavers either online or by calling into the Reuse Centre in Lliswerry.

Press Inquiries:  Phil Hurst on 01633 281 281