Recycle your bread bags through this programme
You can recycle your bread bags in 2 different ways:
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.
We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this programme.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your bread bags.
If there are no public drop-off locations within a 10 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:
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.