The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme

Recycle your Pringles® cans through this programme

Participating locations
163
Available locations
37

How to Participate

You can recycle your Pringles® cans 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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Drop-off locations

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

This map is constantly being updated

Check out 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 Pringles®​ Cans at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Pringles® Cans.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If 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. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page
  4. 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 (by setting up a public drop-off location or becoming a private collector) and when you are ready to post a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free postage 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. 
  4. 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.

What happens to this waste

The Pringles® cans are crushed and separated by their different components, as the components are recycled separately. The plastic lids are pelletized and the steel base is smelted. The cardboard, plastic and aluminium layer parts are separated through pulping so that the cardboard fibres can then be used for a new pulp. The remaining plastic and aluminium is pelletized. All materials can then be used in new products or applications. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Pringles® cans sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.

For example:

0.5 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
7.5 kilograms = 750 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 cent.

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.

Resources

A WORD FROM PRINGLES®

Pringles® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to launch a national recycling solution for Pringles® cans. To learn more about Pringles®, click here.


* TerraCycle® will credit participants with TerraCycle® points based on weight of collected waste. These points can be redeemed for charitable donations. Payments to charities are made twice a year.

Ireland only. 18 +. Visit www.terracycle.ie to register and for Full T&Cs. Internet access required. Valid until 29/04/2021. TerraCycle® Ireland

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