About Recycling in Newport

The Group is actively engaged with all aspects of recycling promotion in and around Newport.

In 2008 the Pembrokeshire County Council “Orange bag” scheme for curb-side collection of recyclable materials was rolled out. The bags are collected at the same time as the regular black-bag collection. NAEG is in no doubt that the political influence of small community based initiatives, such as ours, was instrumental in getting the orange bags into the north of Pembrokeshire, and naturally we wish it all success. NAEG will be carefully monitoring its operation, and assessing any difficulties and opportunities for improvement.

NAEG has now “adopted” the Newport recycling bank for the County Council and we are responsible for its care and supervision, so if you notice problems, please contact Reg Atkinson (see below).  NAEG also recycles waste from Newport’s Festivals. This has drawn our attention to the lack of community composting facilities for food-wastes, which is far from ideal.

The Group is currently addressing issues such as the recycling of lower grade plastics and the ubiquitous ‘Tetra’ packs and we are trying to find ways to help older people without cars to use the recycling bank. In this way we continue to seek solutions for Newport in future.

Meanwhile, we ask you all to always remember that, whilst it’s good to recycle, its better by far to reduce first, and re-use second, repair if needed and recycle only to avoid true waste going to landfill.

Contact Reg Atkinson 01239 820889

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