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How it works
Simply request to join this programme, and once you are confirmed, your location will show up on the drop-off map. Set up boxes that community members can fill with their rubbish to be recycled, and send full boxes to TerraCycle at no cost to you.
Collect with Your Community
Once your location is approved as a drop-off point, community members will be able to find it on the map and drop-off their rubbish to be recycled.
Print Free Shipping Labels
When a box is full, sign in to your TerraCycle account to download and print a prepaid shipping label.
Seal the box, affix the prepaid shipping label, and send it to us to be recycled.
Starting and managing a TerraCycle public drop-off point is easy and free! See answers to frequently-asked questions here. Can’t find the answer to your question on this page? Learn more about becoming a drop-off point.
If you'd like to recycle Pringles® tubes, why not apply to set up a public drop-off point? Spots are limited and we need to ensure an even distribution across the UK, so please make sure to check the interactive map above to see if there are any existing public drop-off points or Bring Banks in your area. For your application to be successful, your proposed collection point must be at least 2 miles from an existing location.
Yes, this national recycling programme is brand-specific, which means you can only recycle the packaging of this particular brand.
You can crush your tubes to fit more in the parcels.
If you'd like to recycle Pringles® tubes, why not apply to set up a public drop-off point? Spots are limited and we need to ensure an even distribution across the UK, so please make sure to check the interactive map above to see if there are any existing public drop-off points or Bring Banks in your area. For your application to be successful, your proposed collection point must be at least 5 miles from an existing location.
It’s easy to set up and manage a drop-off point, and you can recruit a group of friends to help!
Choose a location and receive permission if needed.
Update a new or existing TerraCycle account profile with details about your drop-off location.
Request to join the programmes you would like to participate in.
Once you’ve been approved for the programmes you requested, set up your drop-off location.
Oversee the location (check it is being used properly, and that waste is being shipped when collection boxes are filled).
When boxes are filled, seal them. You can then send us your parcel via UPS or InPost:
For UPS: Request a prepaid shipping label from your account, download it and print it from your email. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box no larger than 60x60x50 cm in size. Simply book a free pick-up by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. You can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
For InPost: Request an InPost QR code from your account and receive it via email. No need to print it! Simply have it ready on your phone when you drop off your parcel at your nearest 24/7 InPost Locker which you can find here. Please ensure your parcel is no more than 15 kg and 41x38x64 cm in size.
Continue to join programmes of your choosing.
Promote: Spread awareness about your location to encourage participation.
Allocate: As you accumulate TerraCycle points, choose which charities to donate to!
Public spaces that have good traffic flow and are easily accessible are excellent drop-off points. Stores, community centers, places of worship, and libraries are great options.
There are no direct costs to you for running a public drop-off point. Many collectors spend nothing other than their time. You may choose to purchase specific boxes or bins for your drop-off location, but you can also just use extra boxes you have at home.
Yes, The Pringles® Tube Free Recycling Programme allows public drop-off locations to receive a branded collection box. Please note this box is only to collect waste into. We will ask you to use another cardboard box for sending your waste to us and to reuse the branded box for collecting new waste.
To receive a collection box for your location, please follow these simple steps:
Under the ‘My Programme’ section, scroll down to find the programme you are requesting a box for
Select ‘Request a Collection Box’
You should receive your box within 14 working days at the address saved in your TerraCycle account.
Earn Recycling Rewards
Earn TerraCycle points by recycling with us! You can redeem your points in the form of a donation to a school, charity, or nonprofit of your choice. Thanks to the recycling efforts of TerraCyclers like you, we've raised millions globally for schools, charities, and other nonprofits through our recycling programmes.
Request for your drop-off point to join the Pringles® Tube Free Recycling Programme. Once approved, begin collecting recycling with your community.
2. Earn Rewards
Send in the recycling you’ve collected at your drop-off point. As the drop-off administrator, you’ll earn all of the points for your shipments! Shipments earn 100 points per kilogram. To earn points, the minimum weight of your shipment must be 4 kilograms.
3. Redeem Rewards
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a donation of £0.01 per point. You’ll get to choose which charities or schools to support with the points you earn from your drop-off.
Learn More About Pringles®
Pringles® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to launch a national recycling solution for Pringles® tubes. To learn more about Pringles®, click here.