Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®
This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your biscuit, cracker and cake bar wrappers at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.
To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.
Please note this only applies to members participating in the recycling programme.
If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set up your own in a convenient location where you have the authorisation to do so. Simply follow the steps below:
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 shipment, please follow these steps:
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 are credited to the account of the collector as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the total weight of the shipment. 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.
Here is the reward this programme offers:
100 grams of packaging = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram of packaging = 400 TerraCycle® points
1.5 kilogram of packaging = 600 TerraCycle® points
Please be aware, the weight of the cardboard box is not taken into account. TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.
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.