WASTE and recycling centres have been closed and bin collections are facing some disruption in Newport as councils across Gwent come under pressure amid the coronavirus crisis.

Newport council says waste and recycling collections are currently operating with reduced staff due to the virus.

If a whole street has not been collected, collections will take place the following day, it says.

The authority is asking people to ensure their waste and recycling is placed out for collection by 6am on the morning of their collection day.

All contaminated items, including tissues, cleaning cloths, wipes and masks must be put into a plastic bag which must be tied to prevent material escaping.

This bag should be put into another bin liner which should be tied and kept for 72 hours in a place that cannot be accessed by other people or pets, before being put in a wheelie bin for collection.


Newport’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Docks Way is closed until further notice in line with government guidance.

New bulky waste collections are suspended, but the council says collections already booked will be honoured.

The landfill site remains open to commercial business at present, while trade waste collections continue.

In Torfaen, all purple lidded bins, recycling, food waste and cardboard collections are currently running as normal.

But green bin collections have been suspended until further notice.

The council has also suspended its bulky waste collection due to the need to prioritise waste collection services.

Any collections which were booked but were unable to be collected will be refunded.

The HWRC in New Inn is closed, as is the re-use shop located next to it.

Residents are reminded not to put any tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper or wipes into their recycling as they are a risk to the health of staff.

In Monmouthshire, grounds maintenance teams have been redeployed to support bin collection services, which are operating as normal.

The county’s HWRCs have been closed, as has the re-use shop in Llanfoist.

New registrations for garden waste have also been suspended.

Bin and recycling collections are continuing in Blaenau Gwent, while the New Vale HWRC has closed.

The roll-out of a new commercial recycling service has been put on hold, and billing will continue at last year’s rates until it is launched.

In Caerphilly, waste and recycling collections are carrying on as normal.

Waste centres have been closed, and the bulky collection service temporarily suspended while staff are deployed to other essential services.