UK based glass recycling company Recresco has signed two Welsh local council contracts for kerbside collected glass into its Cwmbran depot.

The 12-month supply contracts will see Recresco reprocessing around 2,500 tonnes from Torfaen Borough Council and around 4,200 tonnes from Powys County Council of commercial and residential collected bottle glass per annum.

The collected glass will be transported to Recresco’s state of the art Cwmbran plant where it will be sorted and processed for end use at Knauf Insulation for the manufacture of high-quality fibreglass.

Fraser Macintyre, Recresco Business Development Manager, said: “We are proud to work with both Torfaen and Powys Councils to support recycling and waste management efforts in Wales.

“We are firmly committed to our presence in the region and are proud to serve the local community with waste management strategies and ongoing continuous employment.

“Recresco has operated its Cwmbran depot since 2010 and we have invested in the site’s development and growth in recent years. We are proud to boast the latest ground-breaking glass sorting technology which enables us to drive more glass to remelt and minimise waste.”

Recresco has built a strong reputation around its recycling efforts. Its Cwmbran site was established in 2010 following a successful bid to supply Knauf Insulation with reprocessed glass for fibreglass production.

It has committed approximately £1.2M to the site in recent years, including investments in modern sorting and processing machinery upgrades. The upgrade program is thought to have increased output from the site by as much as 30%.

Recresco was also awarded £50,000 by the Welsh Economic Futures grant in 2020 to support its continued development in the region.