The Purina® Pet Food Recycling Programme

Recycle all pet food plastic pouches and flexible plastic bags through this programme

Recycling in partnership with Purina PetCare® and Cats Protection

TerraCycle® has partnered with Bakers®, Felix® and Purina® to create a free recycling programme for pet food plastic pouches and flexible plastic bags. You can drop off your pet food packaging across selected Cats Protection centres and charity shops. 

To find your nearest participating Cats Protection centre and learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.

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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 pet food plastic pouches and flexible plastic bags at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off any accepted pet food plastic pouches and flexible plastic bags during the opening hours.

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

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the aggregated plastic pet food packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. Food residue is composted. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 50 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of flexible plastic pet food packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 7 kilograms.

For example:

500 grams of plastic pet food packaging = 0 TerraCycle® points
7 kilograms of plastic pet food packaging = 350 TerraCycle® points
​10 kilograms of plastic pet food packaging = 500 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of the Cats Protection centres and charity shops 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.


At Nestle Purina®, we are proud to support the work of Cats Protection. Each year we supply subsidised food for cats in its adoption centres and branches across the country, helping to ensure a healthy, well-balanced diet for cats and kittens. We also support a variety of awareness and fundraising initiatives, including sponsoring the National Cat Awards.

Learn more about the partnership here.

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