The Pilgrims Choice® Recycling Programme

Recycle your flexible plastic cheese packaging through this programme

Participating locations
Available locations

How to participate

As part of this programme, you can recycle any brand of flexible plastic cheese packaging. There are 2 ways to do this:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location

  2. By setting up a public drop-off location

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
Find nearest public drop-off location

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

Find your nearest 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 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.

Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a parcel, 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 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 3 kilograms.

For example:

1 kilogram = 0 TerraCycle® points

3 kilograms = 300 TerraCycle® points

6 kilograms = 600 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are 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 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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