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.
View all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.
A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.
Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.
This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.
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 5 kilograms.
500 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
5 kilograms = 750 TerraCycle® points
10 kilograms = 1500 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.