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

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

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.

If you are already a member of the the programme and you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:​

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Use a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach the label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

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 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Pringles® cans sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 4 kilograms.

For example:

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 programme members 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 into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.



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 to register and for Full T&Cs. Internet access required. Valid until 31/07/2021. TerraCycle® UK.

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