The Tayto® Recycling Programme

Recycle all your Tayto® crisp and snack packaging through this programme

Participating locations

Recycling in partnership with Tayto®

You can recycle your Tayto® crisp and snack packaging in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a public drop-off location
  3. By collecting them at home

To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page before clicking on the button below.


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For this recycling programme we offer public drop-off locations exclusively for collectors based in Northern Ireland. Please note that everyone still has the opportunity to become a private collector on this programme.

We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this programme.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

View all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Tayto® crisp and snack packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Tayto® crisp and snack packaging.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If you are based in Northern Ireland and there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle account.
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place), keeping in mind you can only have one public drop-off location per account per programme.
  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.

3) Collect at home

If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle account.
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page.

Once you are a member of the programme and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account.
  2. Print the label out.
  3. Place your waste in a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach your label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

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, your Tayto® crisp and snack packaging is cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. 

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 1 TerraCycle point for each item of Tayto® crisp and snack packaging​ sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.

For example:

500 grams = 0 TerraCycle points
1 kilogram = 200 TerraCycle points
2 kilograms = 400 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 as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle website



Tayto® are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and preventing pollution whenever possible. We operate a formal environmental management system and are dedicated to continuous improvement of resource usage and environmental performance and influence.

We engage with supply partners and work hard, not only to reduce the impact of our existing packaging, but to find new and innovative ways to deliver our product to you in an environmentally sustainable manner.  

We are working to reduce our carbon footprint, by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. We hold a Platinum Award in the Business in the Community NI ARENA Environmental Benchmarking Awards, a Top 5 position within our category, highlighting just how effective our environmental programmes are.

Waste reduction has been a long term focus for Tayto® and have sent no waste to landfill since 2013.  

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