The Spontex® Disposable Gloves Recycling Scheme

Recycle your household disposable gloves through this scheme

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The UK's first household disposable gloves recycling scheme

Spontex® have partnered with TerraCycle® to offer a simple and free recycling scheme to make your household disposable gloves recyclable. The scheme also offers the opportunity for programme participants to fundraise for their favourite school or charity.

To 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

There are 2 different ways to participate in this scheme:

1) Drop off your household disposable gloves at your nearest public drop-off location

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

2) Apply to set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set-up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account (doesn't apply for existing members of the scheme)
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. Fill out this form to finalise your request

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.

Note: we do not provide collection boxes for this scheme - we would ask that you reuse any clean and sturdy cardboard box.

Once you are a member of the scheme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​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.

What you can recycle in this programme

We accept all brands of household disposable gloves that have been purchased for use at home only (for example, cleaning, gardening or beauty). Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

For any disposable gloves that have been bought for business use or used in a professional context, find the appropriate recycling solution on our Zero Waste Box™ website here.

What happens to this 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.


This scheme offers 50 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of disposable gloves​ sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 8 kilograms.

For example:

5 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
8 kilograms = 400 TerraCycle® points
9.5 kilograms = 475 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of scheme members 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.



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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