The Kinder Recycling Programme

Recycle your favourite Kinder product packaging through this programme

Participating locations
372
Available locations
28

How to participate

You can recycle your favourite Kinder product packaging in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a public drop-off location
  3. By collecting them at home

To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.

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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 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your favourite Kinder product packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your packaging.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

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. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. 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.

3) Collect at home

If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page

Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

What you can recycle in this programme

Our Kinder Surprise toys are designed to be kept, built and rebuilt time and time again delivering multiple play experiences for families. For those who feel their Surprise toy has come to the end of its play experience, they can share the toy with other children or alternatively they can send them in as part of this Kinder TerraCycle partnership.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the plastic 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.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Kinder packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.

For example:

500 grams = 0 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.

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