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The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme

Recycle all crisp packets through this programme

Participating locations
14,108
Waste recycled
6,983,455

Recycling in partnership with Walkers®

TerraCycle® and Walkers® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme which accepts all crisp packets.

This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your used crisp packets at public drop-off locations across the UK and Ireland – find your local one here

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Important!

Please note this programme is currently full but existing members on the programme can set up a public drop-off location.

This scheme is all about minimising our impact on the environment and this extends to how we collect our recycling. But we also want to make this scheme available to as many people as possible. The most efficient way to do this is through public drop-off locations. If you can’t see a public drop-off location near you, then why not set one up? They can be located almost anywhere: shops, offices, community centres, schools etc.

We do not provide collection boxes for this programme.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Use a public drop-off location near you

Find your nearest public drop-off locations on the map above.

These are communal collection points, where anyone can take their used crisp packets for recycling. Remember, these sites are run on a voluntary basis and the map is regularly updated, so before each visit, we recommend that you check with the site that it is open.

Also, don’t forget the drop-off location volunteer could earn TerraCycle® points for local good causes every time you drop-off your crisp packets – find out more.

Set up a public drop-off location

Please note this only applies to members participating in the recycling programme.

We want to make this scheme available to as many households as possible – while ensuring we minimise its environmental impact – so we’re asking people who don’t have a public drop-off location nearby to set one up.

Why not get involved today and earn even more TerraCycle® points for the local good cause of your choice? Almost anywhere can be set-up as a public collection point, including shops, supermarkets, community centres and schools etc. Simply register the site by filling in this application form.

How it works

Joining the programme is completely free and very easy. 

Register for an account and when you’re ready to send a shipment, download a free UPS label from the TerraCycle® website, attach it to your box and then simply order a free UPS pick-up by calling 03457 877 877 or you can book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from a location of your choice. Alternatively, you can drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

What you can recycle in this programme

Crisp multipack outer packaging is accepted.

Please do not fold the crisp packets into triangles. 

Best practices for recycling

So we can recycle this waste properly - and in common with other household recycling - we would ask you to properly empty your packaging before placing them in a box. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the crisp packets are separated by plastic type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Earn points for the waste you recycle

TerraCycle® points can be redeemed by collectors for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment to the non-profit organisation of their choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

1 TerraCycle® point is worth £0.01.

Please weigh your shipment before sending it.

200 points = £2

Resources

Walkers is the nation’s favourite crisp brand. Founded in Leicester in 1948, Walkers produces many of the country’s best-loved snacks, including Walkers crisps, Walkers Sensations, Walkers Oven Baked, Quavers, Wotsits and Monster Munch. We’re committed to making all our snacks packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025 – and are working to meet that ambition as fast as we can. In the meantime, we’re collaborating with TerraCycle so that we can recycle used crisp packets and reduce waste.

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