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The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme

Recycle your Pringles® cans

Participating locations
645
Available locations
355

Recycling in partnership with Pringles®

TerraCycle® and Pringles® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all Pringles® cans. The programme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for charitable causes.

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Important!

We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this programme.

Drop-off locations

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

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 Pringles® Can Recycling Programme​.

How it works

This recycling programme is open to all individuals, schools, organisations (charities, town halls, local authorities) and companies based in the UK. There are 3 ways to participate.

1. Search on the interactive map above to see if you have a public drop-off location close by. If there is one, then simply take your accepted waste to the public drop-off location and drop them off during the designated hours.

2. If there isn’t a public drop-off location in place already in your community then you could set up your own public drop-off location. To do so, please join the programme by clicking on "Join programme for free" and then fill in this form to complete the process.  

3. If there isn’t one already in place where you live, or you aren’t able to set up your own, then you have the option to sign up as a private collector by clicking on "Join programme for free" on this page. 

If you do not have a TerraCycle® account yet, there are two steps you will need to complete in order to register for The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme. You must create an account on our website by filling out the form you will find here and then click "Join programme for free" on The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme page.

If you have not received a confirmation email from the email address "brigade-no-reply@terracycle.co.uk" and if it is not in your junk or spam folder, please contact customersupport@terracycle.co.uk with the subject line: "no confirmation email".
Please do not register a second time by creating a second TerraCycle® account.

Please note we need 72 hours to verify the information you have given to join the programme. Following this, you will be accepted on the recycling programme or you will be placed on the waiting list. You will then receive an email from us when you've joined this programme.

What you can recycle in this programme

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the aggregated Pringles® tubes and plastic lids are sorted, shredded and washed. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.

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 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

1 TerraCycle® point is worth £0.01.

Resources

LEARN MORE ABOUT 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.
UK only. 18 +. Visit www.terracycle.co.uk to register and for Full T&Cs. Internet access required. Valid until 31/07/2020. TerraCycle® UK.

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