Although ideally we are trying to buy items without plastic, sometimes we just cannot avoid it. We are especially lucky in Torfaen that we have a local company called Capital Valley Plastics who will take stretchy plastics and use it as the raw material in their business, which is producing damp courses in building works. Please see below for a description of acceptable waste.
Local collection points for Capital Valley Plastics are as follows:
Cwmavon Road (just before Cwmavon Village Hall, Approaching Blaenavon, NP4 8UW
Household Waste Recycling Centre, Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool NP4 0LS
Blaenavon Post Office / Artie Craftie, 12 Broad St, Blaenavon, NP4 9ND
Valleys Gymnastics Academy, Croespenmaen Industrial Estate, Kendon, Croespenmaen, Newport NP11 3AG
In addition, most large supermarkets have a collection point for stretchy plastics at the entrance to their stores. Confirmed collection points in Torfaen are:
Always remember to only take your waste when you are passing the collection point already.
Accepted waste for stretchy plastics is:
Plastic Carrier Bags, plastic bread bags, plastic cereal bags (not inner cereal bags), plastic wrappers and ring joiners from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles, plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel packs, plastic freezer bags, plastic magazine and newspaper wrap, (type used for home delivery only), thin bags used for fruit and veg at supermarkets, bubble wrap, flexible plastic multi-pack can holders/rings.