New recycling banks in Blaenavon

New recycling banks have been placed in Blaenavon but the Council has warned they will be removed if they are abused.

Earlier this year, Torfaen Council say they were left with no choice but to remove banks for glass bottles and jars, paper, textiles and Tetra Paks from the Rifleman’s car park after they were frequently damaged and set alight.

But now because of demand for new facilities, two can banks and a glass bank can now be found in the car park adjacent to St Paul’s Hall, Ton Mawr Road.

The Tetra Pak bank has been relocated to Union Street in Abersychan where there are also facilities for other recyclables.

Banks can also be found nearby at Talywain Rugby Club.

Christina Harrhy, Head of Technical Services and Performance, said: “Unfortunately, earlier this year, the reckless actions of vandals denied Blaenavon residents of the recycling facilities but we have now placed new facilities because of local demand.

“We will closely monitor the site and if there are any further problems we will be left with no choice but to remove them again.”

For more information about recycling and the location of banks visit the Rubbish, Waste & Recycling area of the Torfaen County Borough website.


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