The Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads Recycling Programme

Recycle your Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads through this programme

Participating locations

How to participate

You can drop-off your  Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your waste at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads during the opening hours.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

2) Set up a public drop-off location (applies to existing programme members only)

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  2. Fill out this form to finalise your request

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 or becoming a private collector) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads are cut finely. The material is then melted in order to become a usable raw material such as pellets or plastic lumber. These raw materials can be used for a number of moulded plastic products like benches.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Flash® Wipes, Cloths and Pads sent. Parcels can be any size in order to receive points.

For example:

500 grams = 50 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 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.



Flash® has been cleaning Britain’s floors for over 60 years. Now we’re looking forward to the next 50. That’s why Flash® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to offer a solution for recycling Flash® wipes, wet cloths and absorbing pads - and keep them out of landfill. Click here for more information about Flash®.

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