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The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®

Participating locations
4,514
Available locations
486
Waste recycled
4,839,092
Money raised
£119,113.94

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®

TerraCycle®, McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers. 

The programme operates through a network of private and public drop-off locations throughout the UK. As an individual, company, charity or school, you can either drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at an existing public drop-off location or set up a new public drop-off location by creating an account, clicking on "join programme for free" and filling out this form. You’ll then to able to collect wrappers to send them to TerraCycle® for recycling. Each wrapper you collect earns you points that can be redeemed in cash donations for a school or charity of your choice.

 

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Important!

This programme is currently full for private collections, but you can still recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at one of hundreds of existing public drop-off locations or by applying to set up your own public drop-off location at home or in a public place. Creating your own drop-off location couldn’t be easier, simply join the programme by filling out this form.

Please note that you have more chances to be selected to open a public drop-off location if you live more than 5 miles away from an existing public drop-off location for this scheme.

Drop-off locations

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

This map is constantly being updated

Use a public drop-off location near you

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.

Establish your public drop-off location

Establishing a public drop-off location will allow you to collect even more biscuit, cracker and cake bar wrappers and will enable you to earn more points directly on your TerraCycle® account for the charity or the school of your choice. Where communities collect together it also means larger and more sustainable shipments of waste can be sent in for recycling. 

A public drop-off location can be set-up nearly anywhere, providing it is accessible for members of the community to recycle their waste. Locations such as a shop, a supermarket, a local hall or schools make excellent drop-off points.

If you’ve found a good location to establish your local public drop-off point, simply register the site by joining the programme (click on "join programme for free" above) and fill in this application form

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

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, cracker and cake 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, cracker and cake 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.

Rewards

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.

Resources

​TerraCycle has partnered with pladis, owners of household favourites including McVitie's, Jacob's, Carr's and go ahead! to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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