Recycle all crisp packets through this programme
TerraCycle® and Walkers® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme which accepts all crisp packets.
You can drop-off your used crisp packets at public drop-off locations across the UK and Ireland – find your local one here. If you don’t have one nearby, why not set one up today? Everyone can get involved: individuals, companies, charities, community groups and schools.
We also offer reward points, which means you could help raise money for local good causes.
Get involved today and set-up a public drop-off location
This scheme is all about minimising our impact on the environment and this extends to how we collect our recycling. But we also want to make this scheme available to as many people as possible. The most efficient way to do this is through public drop-off locations. If you can’t see a public drop-off location near you, then why not set one up? They can be located almost anywhere: shops, offices, community centres, schools etc.
We do not provide collection boxes for public drop-off locations yet. Please note only public drop-off locations are able to request a collection box.
Joining the programme is completely free and very easy.
Register for an account and when you’re ready to send a shipment, download a free UPS label from the TerraCycle® website, attach it to your box and then simply order a free UPS pick-up by calling 03457 877 877 or you can book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from a location of your choice. Alternatively, you can drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
Please do not fold the crisp packets into triangles.
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.
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 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.
2 kg = approximately 400 crisp packets. Please weigh your shipment before sending it because the weight depends on the type of crisp packet.
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.