The Pilgrims Choice® Recycling Programme

Recycle your flexible plastic cheese packaging through this programme

Participating locations
Available locations

How to participate

You can recycle your flexible plastic cheese packaging in 3 different ways:

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

To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page before clicking on the button below.

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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 any brand of flexible plastic cheese packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

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

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, 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

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

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the plastic waste 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.


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

For example:

0.5 kilogram = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
6 kilograms = 600 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of programme members 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 as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.



Pilgrims Choice® is on a mission to help the planet one cheese pack at a time. We are committed to making positive choices for both the environment and our customers. Whilst we are unable to offer a fully recyclable pack that maintains our unmistakable flavour, we have partnered with TerraCycle® to offer a free recycling service for not only Pilgrims Choice® but any flexible cheese packaging from any brand or supermarket.

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