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.
TerraCycle® points are credited to the account of the public drop-off location administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the total weight of the shipment. 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.
Here is the reward this programme offers:
2 kilograms of packaging = 0 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms of packaging = 400 TerraCycle® points
5.5 kilograms of packaging = 550 TerraCycle® points
TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.
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.