2024/25: Three Weekly Bin Collections, Formal Council Questions and Responses - Monday, 1st July, 2024

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Question to the Cabinet Member for Climate Change : 2024/25 - Three Weekly Bin Collection


Councillor Fouweather asked:


Many residents in my ward are struggling with the three weekly garden waste collection. As I am sure that you are aware there are many houses with large front and back gardens in the Allt-yr-yn Ward.


Is there any possibility that garden waste collection could be returned to fortnightly. The garden waste is only collected between the end of March and the end of October so it’s only a seven-month period.


I would be grateful if you could consider this proposal from myself.



Councillor Forsey responded:


Newport City Council offers a garden waste collection service for 9 months a year, running March to November. The change to three weekly collections was agreed as part of a budget proposal that has delivered a saving of over £120K per year.


There are many houses in Newport with small gardens, but for residents with larger gardens that produce high quantities of garden waste they are able to request additional orange lidded bins, take their waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre our use the special collection service.