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The Spontex® Disposable Gloves Recycling Scheme

Recycle your disposable gloves through this scheme

Participating locations
Available locations

Recycling in partnership with Spontex®

TerraCycle® and Spontex® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme to make your disposable gloves recyclable nationwide. The scheme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity. Sign up now to become a private collector, or find your nearest drop-off point here. If you don’t have one nearby, why not set one up today?



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We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this scheme. However, you can reuse any clean and sturdy cardboard box, to collect and send us your waste.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Use a public drop-off location near you

Find your nearest public drop-off locations on the map above.

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where anyone can take their used disposable gloves for recycling. When you drop off your gloves at one of these locations, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the location administrator, who can donate the points to the charity of their choice. These sites are run on a voluntary basis so before each visit just check to ensure the collection point is still active.

Set up a public drop-off location

We want to make this scheme available to as many households as possible. If you don’t have a public drop-off location nearby but would like to get involved and set one up in your community - at a shop, community centre or school etc. - please fill out this form.

Remember you don't have to become a public drop-off location to join the scheme. You can become a private collector simply by signing up to The Spontex® Disposable Gloves Recycling Scheme.

How it works

Joining the scheme is completely free and very easy. 

Register for an account and when you’re ready to send a shipment, download a free UPS label from the TerraCycle® website, attach it to your box and then simply order a free UPS pick-up by calling 03457 877 877 or you can book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from a location of your choice. Alternatively, you can drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

What you can recycle in this programme

Waste that is accepted in this scheme:

  • All brands of household disposable gloves made out of vinyl, latex, nitrile or polyethylene.

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Non-disposable gloves
  • Disposable gloves that have not been used in a domestic environment
  • Disposable gloves that have been used with harsh chemicals or unhygienic substances
  • Any cardboard glove packaging (this can be recycled through your local council)

What happens to the waste

Once collected, your disposable gloves are cleaned and ground down into a fine powder to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


Earn points for the waste you recycle

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:

For example:

2 kilograms of disposable gloves = 0 TerraCycle® points

3 kilograms of disposable gloves = 450 TerraCycle® points

4 kilograms of disposable gloves = 600 TerraCycle® points

Please be aware, the weight of the cardboard box is not taken into account. TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators and private collectors to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.


As a leading European cleaning tools brand, we believe that we can no longer design a great product unless we take into account its environmental footprint and constantly strive to reduce its environmental impact year after year. When we launch disposable products to meet consumer needs, we believe that we must give these products a second life and find them a new purpose. Through our partnership with TerraCycle®, we’re taking responsibility and committing to identifying new innovative solutions. Join us in our mission to keep disposable gloves out of landfill. Learn more about Spontex®.

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