IT'S that time of the year when gardeners around Gwent will think about preparing for the winter.

Time to tidy up those flowerbeds, mow the lawn one last time, and cut back any shrubs before the dark evenings arrive.

And the clock is ticking, because garden waste collections will be winding down across most of Gwent over the coming weeks.

Each of the region's councils, with the exception of Caerphilly County Borough Council, will pause green waste services for the winter.

Caerphilly CBC normally operates a year-round collection service, and confirmed to the Argus that this winter will be no exception.

You can check your normal waste and recycling collection days on your council's website.

Here are the dates for last garden waste collections in other parts of Gwent:

In Blaenau Gwent, garden waste collections will come to an end on Friday, November 26.

Monmouthshire residents will have their last green waste pick-ups on their normal collection day in the last two weeks of November.

The last day for Newport City Council's garden waste collections will be November 26. That means that residents' last collections will be between November 15 and 26, depending on their normal collection day.


Collections in Newport will resume on February 28 next year.

Over the winter, garden waste can be taken to the city's Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Docks Way, but residents will need to book an appointment in advance. 

The council also advised that flower cuttings could be put in food waste caddies with food waste.

Finally, in Torfaen, the council will make its garden waste collections in the last two weeks of November, depending on your normal collection day.