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McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®

Participating locations
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Waste recycled
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Recycle in partnership with McVitie's®

TerraCycle® and McVitie's® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants. 

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There is no minimum shipment size on the McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme

Drop-off locations

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

This map is constantly being updated

There is a growing network of public drop-off locations all over the UK, giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling. Please complete this application form to become a public drop-off location (your recycling drop-off locations will then be listed on the map above).


How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

What you can recycle in this programme

Best practices for recycling

Make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all biscuit wrappers in the 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 the waste

Once collected, the biscuit wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of £0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

Promotions and contests

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Biscuit Wrapper Roundup

Recycling Programme: McVitie's Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme
Timeline: November 1st - February 1st 2017
Prize: The twenty winners will share a total of £500 in prizes. Two lucky sweepstake winners will receive a goodie bag with McVitie’s biscuits.
How to win: Send in as many shipments of biscuit wrappers as possible during the contest period.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment, just click here.

Below you will find social media icons to use on your facebook, twitter or instagram account in order to boost your collection.

Below you will find an editable letter to hand out to local businesses; coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, nursing homes and the like, outlining the McVitie's® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme. The letter is asking others to save their biscuit wrappers to help raise your collections.

Ever wondered what we do with your McVitie’s wrappers once they are sent in for recycling? This short video explains the entire McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme, including how we process the biscuit wrappers that we receive from collectors. 


McVitie's® is excited to partner with TerraCycle® to bring a national solution for recycling biscuit wrappers. To learn more about McVitie's®, click here.

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