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The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme

Recycle your Pringles® cans

Participating locations
Waste recycled
Money raised

How to participate in this programme

This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your Pringles® cans at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public 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 your Pringles® cans at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Pringles® cans.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

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. 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 and when you are ready to send a shipment, 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
  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

The Pringles® cans are crushed and separated by their different components, as the components are recycled separately. The plastic lids are pelletized and the steel base is smelted. The cardboard, plastic and aluminium layer parts are separated through pulping so that the cardboard fibres can then be used for a new pulp. The remaining plastic and aluminium is pelletized. All materials can then be used in new products or applications.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers the following reward

TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors 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:

For example:

500 grams of Pringles® cans  = 0 TerraCycle® points

1 kilogram of Pringles® cans = 100 TerraCycle® points

2 kilograms of Pringles® cans = 200 TerraCycle® points

TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.



Pringles® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to launch a national recycling solution for Pringles® cans. To learn more about Pringles®, click here.


* TerraCycle® will credit participants with TerraCycle® points based on weight of collected waste. These points can be redeemed for charitable donations. Payments to charities are made twice a year.
UK only. 18 +. Visit www.terracycle.co.uk to register and for Full T&Cs. Internet access required. Valid until 31/07/2020. TerraCycle® UK.

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