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Recycling programmes​

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COVID-19 Update

The collections are still running during the extended Covid period, but please note the following changes have been made to be able to safely operate this service:

  • We are only running certain collections every week.

  • No other waste will be accepted that week regardless if it is accepted in other collections as we will no longer handle waste.

  • Waste is to be sorted at home before bringing to the shop to drop off (please see the accepted waste posters below).

current collection programmes and schedule

PLEASE NOTE THE CURRENT DATES ARE THE LAST SET OF DATES THAT WE WILL BE RUNNING THE COLLECTIONS

We have posted an update on our blog explaining the reasons behind stopping the collections here.

Click each image to see full details of accepted waste

Week 1

Crisps, dental

AND Pringles

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06 DEC - 12 DEC
and

11 jan - 16 jan

Week 2

Snacks, bread bags and personal care

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13 DEC - 19 DEC
and

18 Jan - 23 jan

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Week 3
Crisps and biscuits

PLEASE NOTE: pet food COLLECTION IS CANCELLED

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20 DEC - 24 DEC
and

25 JAN - 30 JAN

Week 4

confectionary and baby food

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04 JAN - 09 JAN
and

01 feb - 06 feb

There are many more programmes which we are not signed up for or waiting to join, so please check the full list on the TerraCycle website and look for the map on the page for each programme to see if there is a collection point near you.

recycling General GuidElines

All collections are sponsored, so each one is for types of product packaging, NOT MATERIALS.

NO folded / tied packets

NO bundles in eleastic bands or string etc

NO food or other waste leftovers

CLEAN packs only

alternative collections

Much of the waste we have been collecting can be taken to alternative collections:

Co-Op, Sainsburys and Tesco Stores take a majority of the flexible packaging such as crisp packets

Pets At Home collect pet food pouches and related pet food packaging

Boots are collecting personal care and dental items
 

With all of these collections we HIGHLY RECCOMEND checking with a member of staff what the accepted waste is in these collections before taking any waste that may not be accepted, be kind and polite and don't leave any waste they are not collecting.

Other useful resources:

No more bin days

Please let us know of any other alternative collections or links we could share.

Recycling F.A.Q.

Q: Does the waste have to be cleaned?

A: No for food packaging but any remaining food needs to be removed. Yes for baby and pet food pouches. Please try to clean as we are collecting on behalf of somebody else and don't want to drop smelly waste to them.

Q: Are collections brand specific?

A: No, except Pringle tubes due to the fact that this is multi-material packaging and other materials used in the packaging of other brands.

 

Q: Do you accept Tetra Paks?

A: This is not accepted waste for TerraCycle. Find your closest recycling location here.