Recycle all brands of plastic confectionery packaging through this programme
This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your confectionery packaging at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here.
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your plastic confectionery packaging.
To learn more about public drop-off locations, 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 shipment, please follow these steps:
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
Once collected, the plastic confectionery packaging is shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded 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 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of confectionery packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 4 kilograms.
2 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms = 400 TerraCycle® points
5.5 kilograms = 550 TerraCycle® points
Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators 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.
TerraCycle® has partnered with Nestlé® confectionery, owners of household favourites including KITKAT®, MILKYBAR®, ROWNTREE’S® and SMARTIES®, to create a free recycling programme for any brand of plastic confectionery packaging. This is one of the immediate steps Nestlé® has taken to achieve their global ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
To learn more about Nestlé®, click here.