Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®
TerraCycle®, McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.
The programme operates through a network of private and public drop-off locations throughout the UK. As an individual, company, charity or school, you can either drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at an existing public drop-off location or set up a new public drop-off location by creating an account, clicking on "join programme for free" and filling out this form. You’ll then to able to collect wrappers to send them to TerraCycle® for recycling. Each wrapper you collect earns you points that can be redeemed in cash donations for a school or charity of your choice.
This programme is currently full for private collections, but you can still recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at one of hundreds of existing public drop-off locations or by applying to set up your own public drop-off location at home or in a public place. Creating your own drop-off location couldn’t be easier, simply join the programme by filling out this form.
Please note that you have more chances to be selected to open a public drop-off location if you live more than 5 miles away from an existing public drop-off location for this scheme.
Participating is completely free and very easy.
When you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
Make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in the box. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.
Once collected, the biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of £0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.
TerraCycle has partnered with pladis, owners of household favourites including McVitie's, Jacob's, Carr's and go ahead! to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.