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McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®

Participating locations
2,462
Available locations
138
Waste recycled
3,178,816
Money raised
£86,649.07

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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Important!

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

 

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.

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 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.

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.

Promotions and contests

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Express Biscuit Wrapper Roundup

Recycling Programme: McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme
Timeline: Between 1st December 2017 and 15th January 2018
Prize: The top 20 collectors shared a total of £500 in prizes
How to win: Send in as many shipments of biscuit wrappers as possible

Resources

Spread awareness 

Below you will find posters and an editable letter to hand out to local businesses; coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, nursing homes and the like. The letter is asking others to save their biscuit wrappers to help raise your collections.

Social media icons

Icons to use on your facebook, twitter or instagram account in order to boost your collection.

Do-it-yourself projects

Below you wil find fun DIY projects that you can do together with your friends and family. 

Programme film

Ever wondered what we do with your McVitie’s wrappers once they are sent in for recycling? 

LEARN MORE ABOUT MCVITIE'S®

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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