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The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme

Recycle all crisp packets through this programme

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Recycling in partnership with Walkers®

TerraCycle® and Walkers® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme for all crisp packets. The scheme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity.

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The map below shows the public drop-off locations for this scheme, and we’re adding more all the time. Please keep checking this website to see whether a new location has opened near you, or get involved yourself!

We’re looking for people to set up public drop-off locations, where the public can drop off their used crisp packets. Please read below to find out more.

Drop-off locations

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This map is constantly being updated

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

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.

If you are interested in setting up a public drop-off location for your community, please fill out this form.
You don't have to become a public drop-off location to send us your waste. You can become a private collector simply by joining The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme.​

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you want to post a shipment, download a free shipping label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then drop it off at your local post office or post box.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

Useful information for the collection of the waste

So we can recycle this waste properly - and in common with other household recycling - we would ask you to properly empty your packaging before placing 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.

what happens to this waste

Once collected, the crisp packets are separated by plastic type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle® points can be redeemed by collectors for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment to the non-profit organisation of their choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

1 TerraCycle® point is worth €0.01.

200 points = €2


Walkers is the nation’s favourite crisp brand. Founded in Leicester in 1948, Walkers produces many of the country’s best-loved snacks, including Walkers crisps, Walkers Sensations, Walkers Oven Baked, Quavers, Wotsits and Monster Munch. We’re committed to making all our snacks packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025 – and are working to meet that ambition as fast as we can. In the meantime, we’re collaborating with TerraCycle so that we can recycle used crisp packets and reduce waste.

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