Bring your recycling to a participating drop-off point near you. It's free, and you won't need a TerraCycle account or shipping label.
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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.
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.
Yes, this national recycling programme is brand-specific, which means you can only recycle the packaging of this particular brand.
It’s quite simple 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, that waste is being shipped when collection boxes are filled).
When boxes are filled, seal them, download and affix the prepaid labels. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 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.
Continue to join programmes of your choosing.
Promote: Spread awareness about your location (as you see fit) to encourage participation.
Allocate: As you accumulate TerraCycle recycling rewards, choose which charities will receive donations from your points.
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 complete the Collection Box Request Form. The box will be dispatched within 10 working days providing your application is successful.
Earn TerraCycle points by recycling with us! You can redeem your points in the form of a donation to a school or charity of your choice. Thanks to the recycling efforts of our collectors, we've raised over £33 million pounds globally for schools and charities through our recycling programmes.
The Pringles® tubes are crushed and separated by their different components, as the components are recycled separately. 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.