Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map on the programme page 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:
Due to logistical reasons, at this time we cannot operate the free recycling programmes in the Isle of Man or Channel Islands. The TerraCycle® Operations Team are looking into different logistical solutions to start the free recycling programmes in these locations and we are hoping to have a solution soon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We accept any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers such as digestives, rich tea etc. This includes the likes of Penguin's etc but not chocolate bars like Mars, Snickers etc, or the inside plastic tray as they are made from a different material.
Once collected, the biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
You must send at least one shipment within 6 months. If you do not send a shipment within 6 months, you will be removed from the programme to allow other people to participate. Consequently, you will have to apply to join the programme again. If you are removed from the programme, you will receive an email notifying you and you will have one week to join this programme again by clicking on "join programme for free" on the programme page.
Once you have joined the The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme, you can print a shipping label by logging into your TerraCycle® account and by clicking on "my account". Then simply click on the "send us your waste" button and then on "create free postage label". You will receive your label by email, you must then print it and stick it on your parcel. You can download as many labels as you have parcels to send.
You can use any cardboard boxes for sending your waste, however these boxes must be clean and sturdy. Once you have your box, put your waste directly in it (and possibly in a plastic bag beforehand), close it well and stick the prepaid shipping label on the box (the shipment is of course completely free).
Once you have downloaded and printed your shipping label, please send us your waste by ordering a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 (UPS will collect at your location). You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
If you have not received your points within two months after your shipment was sent, please contact us so that we can investigate it for you.
To redeem your points as financial donations, a minimum of 1,000 points or £10 is required.
All points redeemed between the 1st of May and the 31st of October will be donated in December. Points redeemed between the 1st of November and the 30th of April will be donated in June.
To redeem your points for the charity or school of your choice, simply log in to your TerraCycle® account and go to the "my charities" tab. Once on this page, TerraCycle® offers 3 ways to choose a charity:
If you have chosen to donate to a charity (either by selecting an existing charity or by adding a new one), you must choose the number of points you wish to redeem (as a reminder, you must convert a minimum of 1,000 points).
Check the contents of your cart and click on "checkout" to close the transaction.
Yes, please contact our Customer Support Team to request a collection box.
If you wish to stop collecting this waste, log in to your account, select the "my recycling programmes" tab and click on the small grey cross to the right of the name of The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme.