Stretchy plastic

The Council is working with local company, Capital Valleys Plastics, to recycle stretchy plastic in borough.

What stretchy plastic can be recycled?

Yes please

  • Any 5p or 10p carrier bags / bags for life
  • Bubble wrap (preferably popped)    
  • Bread bags
  • Six pack rings
  • Outer packaging of drinks cans or cartons
  • Any clean, stretchy plastic that carries certain recycling logos

No thank you

  • Salad/food bags that aren't stretchy
  • Raw or cooked meat packaging
  • Plastic bottles or lids
  • Polystyrene of any kind
  • Plastic plates or cutlery
  • Bio-degradable dog poo bags
  • Cling film

Where can I take my stretchy plastic to recycle?

Household Waste Recycling Centre

You can recycle stretchy plastic at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in New Inn.

Primary Schools

The following primary schools are collecting stretchy plastic:

  • Blenheim Road Community Primary School
  • Coed Eva Primary School
  • Croesyceiliog Primary School
  • Llantarnam Primary School
  • Nant Celyn Primary School
  • Ponthir Primary School

If any other primary schools are interested in becoming a stretchy plastics recycling drop off point please contact or phone 01495 762200.

Community drop off points

The following businesses in Torfaen are collecting stretchy plastic:

  • Capital Valley Plastics, Cwmavon

We will continue adding to the list as new collection points become available.


Find out which supermarkets recycle stretchy plastic near you by visiting

What happens to my stretchy plastic?

Stretchy plastic is recycled and turned into membrane for the building trade. Find out more on the Capital Valley Plastic website.

Last Modified: 27/03/2023
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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