Neath recycling firm invests Â£1.2m in new centre
A Neath recycling company is investing £1.2m in creating a new waste centre in South West Wales that will create 22 jobs.
Cuddy Recycling, based in Llandarcy, will build the first wood, plasterboard and gypsum recycling centre in teh area at the former Wern Works site in Briton Ferry.
Subject to planning permission, Wern Works will be partially demolished and redeveloped.
The project is being supported by a £228,000 injection of cash from the Welsh Government's Welsh Economic Growth Fund.
Mike Cuddy, the Cuddy Group chief who set up the business with his brother John, said: "We are making a considerable investment in this new facility and grateful for the support of the Welsh government.
"There is a real market need in Wales for a facility capable of recycling construction, demolition and earthworks waste as currently some waste products have to be taken to the Midlands for disposal."
Economy minister Edwina Hart said: "The proposed new centre will provide an important facility to deal with construction and demolition waste."