The Ring Carrier Recycling Programme

In partnership with the "Ring Recycle" initiative

Participating locations

How to participate in this programme

This programme is closing soon. Please take a look at our other free recycling programmes so you can keep recycling with us.

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This programme will be closing on 28th January 2022. Please be sure to request your label(s) and send your last parcels before 21st January 2022. Thank you again for your participation and please take a look at our other free recycling programmes so you can keep recycling with us.

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 ring carriers at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your ring carriers.

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

Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

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 ring carriers are shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of ring carriers sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 100 grams.

For example:

50 grams of ring carriers = 0 TerraCycle® points
100 grams of ring carriers = 10 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram of ring carriers = 100 TerraCycle® points

Please note that 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 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.


Learn More About Ring Carrier Recycling

Every year, plastic and other items escape waste collection infrastructure and end up in landfills and our environment. We are working to put an end to this enormous waste and loss of valuable resources.
To learn more about the "Ring Recycle" initiative*, click here.

*Made possible by Hi-Cone. Working to transform trash into a resource. Encouraging recycling over waste. Together we can close the loop on recycling.

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