The KP Snacks® Nuts, Popcorn, Crisps and Pretzels Packet Recycling Programme

Recycle your nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets

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Recycling in partnership with KP Snacks®

TerraCycle® and KP Snacks® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets.

You can drop-off your used packets 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

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

How it works

Use a public drop-off location near you

Search on the interactive map above to see if you have a public drop-off location close by. If there is one, then simply take your accepted waste to the public drop-off location and drop it off during the designated hours.

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle® waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle® points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.

What you can recycle in this programme

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

Best practices for collecting

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please only send accepted packaging (see accepted waste above).

Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) from the packaging, and place them in a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size.

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 this waste

Once collected, the aggregated nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets are sorted, shredded and washed. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets sent for the heaviest qualifying shipment received in any given month. To qualify, the parcel must reach the minimum weight of 8 kilograms. TerraCycle® points will be awarded on a monthly basis, in the first fortnight of the month following your shipment.​

For example:

2 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
8 kilograms = 800 TerraCycle® points
10 kilograms = 1,000 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators 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.


How to send your parcels with the multi-label shipping option

KP Snacks® has been making some of Britain’s best-loved snacks for nearly 70 years. Brands include McCoy’s, Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, Tyrrells, Butterkist, Pom-Bear, Popchips, Skips and Space Raiders.

We constantly strive to do good for our consumers, the environment, our people and our local communities – we call this ‘Our Taste for Good’. From the ingredients we use to the development opportunities we offer our colleagues, the local causes we support, to our strategy to reduce the amount of packaging we use, our business is working to create more happy snacking moments each day.

To learn more about Our Taste for Good, including our pacKPromise; a three-stage plan to reduce our packaging impact, visit

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