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:
♻️ Zero Waste Torfaen Refill Station, Old Cwmbran (bring when you come to refill or look out for the monthly recycling amnesty)
♻️ Nant Bran (Old Infants school) on Upper Cwmbran Road
♻️ Edlogan Stores, Croesyceiliog
♻️ Canine Corner, 11 Afon Terrace, Cwmbran, Pontnewydd, NP44 2JZ
♻️ The Co-Star Partnership, The Threepenny Bit, Greenmeadow, NP44 4SX
♻️ Market Village, Cwmbran Town Centre
♻️ Household Waste Recycling Centre, Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool NP4 0LS
♻️ Big black bin at the entrance to CVP on Cwmavon Road (just after Cwmavon Village Hall, Approaching Blaenavon, NP4 8UW
♻️ Direct to CVP at Cwmavon Works, Cwmavon, NP4 8UW if you have lots
♻️ Blaenavon Post Office / Artie Craftie, 12 Broad St, Blaenavon, NP4 9ND
In addition, most large supermarkets have a collection point for stretchy plastics. This does not go to CVP, in fact we do not know what happens to it, but it supposed to be recycled. Confirmed collection points in Torfaen are:
Sainsburys Cwmbran – big bins at the entrance to the store
Tesco Pontypool – crate at the end of the checkouts
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.