Business expansion
United Kingdom
Wales; West Wales and The Valleys; Central Valleys
Location of affected unit(s)
Ebbw Vale
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Waste Collection, Treatment And Disposal Activities; Materials Recovery
38 - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery

128 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A battery recycling plant is to be built in the Gwent valleys, bringing 128 jobs to an unemployment blackspot. EnviroWales Ltd has received a £2.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government towards the project.

The factory will be built on the Rassau Industrial Estate near Ebbw Vale and is expected to open in 2006. The factory will have the capacity to deal with up to 70,000 tonnes of used batteries a year.


  • 16 December 2004: BBC News


Eurofound (2004), EnviroWales Ltd, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61138, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61138.