Recycle your dishwashing, cleaning and fragrance flexible packaging
TerraCycle® and RB® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for dishwashing, cleaning and fragrance flexible packaging. This recycling programme is open to all individuals, schools, organisations (charities, town halls, local authorities) and companies based in the UK.
Read our 'how it works' section below to learn more about the three ways you can participate.
We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this programme.
Participating is completely free and very easy, there are 3 ways to participate:
1. Search on the interactive map above to see if you have a public drop-off location close by. If there is one, then simply take your accepted waste to the public drop-off location and drop them off during the designated hours.
2. If there isn’t a public drop-off location in place already in your community then you could set up your own public drop-off location. To do so, please join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" and then fill in this form to complete the process.
3. If there isn’t one already in place where you live, or you aren’t able to set up your own, then you have the option to sign up as a private collector by clicking on "join programme for free" on this page.
As soon as you are a member of the programme (options 2 and 3) and when you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please only send accepted packaging (see accepted waste above).
Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) from the packaging, and place them in a box.
Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.
Once collected, the aggregated dishwashing, cleaning and fragrance flexible packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. 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.
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:
1 kilogram = approximately 72 pieces of dishwashing, cleaning and fragrance flexible packaging
100 TerraCycle® points = £1
TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators and private collectors to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.