I've been spending a fair bit of time looking in people's bins . Not just for the sheer fun of it - and my goodness it was fun. But because bins are becoming an election issue in Wales. In Newport and six other Welsh councils the decision has been taken to move to fortnightly rubbish collections. Some residents are furious - saying it leaves their streets stinky, overcrowded and rat-ridden. The Conservatives in Wales say they are the only party pledging to restore weekly rubbish collections. They're fielding more candidates than ever in Wales - they think the tide is turning their way and just like the rats around the bins they think they're thriving.
Here are some pix of my visit to Newport. You can see the streets of bins, the overloaded bins and the moment when, deprived of human company, I decided to interview a pile of tin cans at a recycling centre.
My full report is on PM this evening