Recycle your Pringles® tubes through this programme
You can recycle your Pringles® tubes in 2 different ways:
By dropping them off at a public drop-off location or a Bring Bank.
By setting up a public drop-off location.
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
We’ve widened this programme’s network to include Bring Bank locations! This means you’ll never be far from somewhere to recycle your Pringles® tubes.
If you can’t find somewhere to drop off your Pringles® tubes in your area, you can apply to set up your own public drop-off location with us. The main criteria of a successful application is that there aren’t either of these types of locations in your area already, so that we can ensure an even network across the UK. If you discover there isn’t, then applying is easy! Simply follow these steps:
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 parcel, please follow these steps:
Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
The Pringles® tubes 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 are pelletized. All materials can then be used in new products or applications.
Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
This programme offers 100 TerraCycle points for each kilogram of Pringles® tubes sent via public drop-off locations. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 4 kilograms.
3 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms = 400 TerraCycle® points
7.5 kilograms = 750 TerraCycle® points
Please note that TerraCycle points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle point is worth 1 penny.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle website.
Bring Bank locations don’t include TerraCycle points.
Pringles® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to launch a national recycling solution for Pringles® tubes. To learn more about Pringles®, click here.