Recycle your bread bags through this programme
TerraCycle® and Hovis® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for bread bags. This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your bread bags at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here.
We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this programme.
Please note that this programme is no longer accepting new participants. Please consult the map below to drop off your waste at an existing public drop-off location.
There are 2 ways to participate:
1. Set up your own public drop-off location in your community (existing members only). To do so, please fill in this form.
As soon as you are a member of the programme and when you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
2. Search on the interactive map to see if you have a public drop-off location close by. If there is one, then simply take your accepted waste to the public drop-off location and drop them off during the designated hours.
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
Once collected, the bread bags are shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of molded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
This programme offers 150 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of bread bags sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 3 kilograms.
500 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms = 450 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms = 600 TerraCycle® points
Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.
Hovis®, the 132-year-old well loved British brand, is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to offer a national recycling solution to improve the ease of recycling bread bags, no matter where you are in the UK. To learn more about Hovis®, click here.