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Simply request to join this programme, and once you are confirmed, your location will show up on the drop-off map. Set up boxes that community members can fill with their rubbish to be recycled, and send full boxes to TerraCycle at no cost to you.
Starting and managing a TerraCycle public drop-off point is easy and free! See answers to frequently-asked questions here. Can’t find the answer to your question on this page? Learn more about becoming a drop-off point.
All brands of plastic confectionery packaging are accepted in the programme such as:
Waste that is NOT Accepted:
You can download the Accepted Waste Poster here.
No, the Confectionery Free Recycling Programme accepts plastic confectionery packaging from all brands.
Please note: Only one drop-off location per account per programme is authorised. A minimum distance of 2 miles is required between each drop-off point, unless you are in a heavily populated area. In addition, your public drop-off point must be open for at least 3 hours per week.
It’s quite simple to set up and manage a drop-off point, and you can recruit a group of friends to help!
Choose a location and receive permission if needed.
Update a new or existing TerraCycle account profile with details about your drop-off location.
Request to join the programmes you would like to participate in.
Once you’ve been approved for the programmes you requested, set up your drop-off location.
Oversee the location (check it is being used properly, that waste is being shipped when collection boxes are filled).
When boxes are filled, seal them, download and affix the prepaid labels. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. The maximum weight per parcel is 20kg, but by using the multi-label shipping option, you can send a shipment (consisting of several parcels) weighing more than 20kg in total. Please note that If you use Multilabels, the maximum weight of the 3 boxes combined can't exceed 30 Kg.
Continue to join programmes of your choosing.
Promote: Spread awareness about your location (as you see fit) to encourage participation.
Allocate: As you accumulate TerraCycle recycling rewards, choose which charities will receive donations from your points.
There are no direct costs to you for running a public drop-off point. Many collectors spend nothing other than their time. You may choose to purchase specific boxes or bins for your drop-off location, but you can also just use extra boxes you have at home.
Public spaces that have good traffic flow and are easily accessible are excellent drop-off points. Stores, community centers, places of worship, and libraries are great options.
No - unfortunately we do not provide collection boxes for this programme.
Earn TerraCycle points by recycling with us! You can redeem your points in the form of a donation to a school or charity of your choice. Thanks to the recycling efforts of our collectors, we've raised over £33 million pounds globally for schools and charities through our recycling programmes.
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 take a virtual tour of our processing facilities.
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.