(Updated October 2019 with details of new schemes)

We are a local business and have a keen awareness of how recycling can impact the world we live in for ourselves and our future generations.

Because of this we have partnered with TerraCycle® and are a drop off point for many recycling initiatives.

We have 5 recycling bins into which individuals can put their recycling – please ensure that you put them in the right bins to help us when sorting them out to be sent to TerraCycle®.

The directors volunteer many evenings and weekends processing the recycling, so if the accepted products could be put in the correct bins it makes things easier for us! 🙂

 

The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme (BLACK BIN)

  • Any brand of crisp packets are accepted in this scheme.

Please note that the following types of waste are not accepted in this scheme:

  • Popcorn bags
  • Crisp tubes (see Pringles scheme below)
  • Pretzel bags
  • Meat snack bags

What happens to the waste after it is sent to TerraCycle®?

Once received by TerraCycle®, your crisp packets are sorted and separated by material composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products.

 


The Bread Bag Recycling Programme (RED BIN – metal basket within the bin)

  • Any bread packaging made of LDPE plastic can be recycled in this programme.

What happens to the waste after it is sent to TerraCycle®?

Once collected, the bread bags are shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.

Note TerraCycle® do not accept any bags aside from bread bags, so please do not put in bagel, pitta, wrap etc packaging.

 


The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme (RED BIN)

We accept any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers such as digestives, rich tea etc.

This includes the likes of Penguin’s etc but not chocolate bars like Mars, Snickers etc, or the inside plastic tray as they are made from a different material.

What happens to the waste after it is sent to TerraCycle®?

Once received, your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers are stored at TerraCycle’s UK warehouse until they have collected a large enough quantity to process the plastic by cleaning and shredding it into small pieces which can be recycled into cool new products like park benches.

Note TerraCycle® do not accept any packaging such as chocolate, sweets or fruit bars, so please do not put these in. We are currently on a confectionary waitlist, so if we get accepted then these may be recycled at that time.

 


The Pringles® Can Recycling Programme (RED BIN)

Only Pringles® tubes, the seal and plastic lids are accepted in this programme. Please note we do not accept any crisp packets or other types of tubes.

What happens to the waste after it is sent to TerraCycle®?

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.

 


The Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme (GREEN BIN)

The following types of oral care products and packaging are accepted in the programme:  (see downloadable poster here)

  • Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Any brand of toothbrush outer packaging
  • Any brand of toothpaste cartons
  • Any brand of electric and battery toothbrush heads
  • Any brand of toothbrushes
  • Dental Floss and Floss Containers (this is a new change as of October 2019 as it was not previously accepted)

Please note that the following types of oral care products and packaging are not accepted in the programme:

  • Any toothbrushes not made from plastic
  • Interdental Brushes
  • Toothache Kits
  • Breath Sprays
  • Denture Adhesives Packaging
  • Denture Tablets Packaging
  • Denture Cream Tubes
  • Battery Operated Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash Plastic Bottles
  • Tubes that did not contain toothpaste
  • Outer packaging that did not contain toothbrushes or dental floss
  • Cartons that did not contain toothpaste
  • Toothpaste pumps

What happens to the waste after it is sent to TerraCycle®?

Once received by TerraCycle®, your oral care products and packaging are sorted and separated by material composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products

 


The Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme (BLUE BIN)

See the separate attachments below which detail what can and cannot be recycled; and save down for your records.  (see downloadable poster here)

Please note that plastic bottles are recyclable in almost all UK council recycling systems.

The programme does accept plastic bottles however, as these are widely recyclable; they ask that you only send bottles if it is not possible to recycle them via your local council system.

 


The Burt’s Bees® Personal Care Recycling Programme (BLUE BIN) – new scheme from October 2019

There is some overlap with the Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Programme (see above).

However this scheme also accepts

  • metallic plastic tubes used for body creams, ointments or moisturers
  • eye shadow compacts
  • lip and cheek, highlighter and bronzer sticks
  • mascara tubes and wands
  • lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms.

See the poster here for your reference.  (see downloadable poster here)

 


The Air, Home and Laundry Care Recycling Programme (BLACK BIN) – new scheme from October 2019

This new scheme accepts the following items: (see downloadable poster here)

  • plastic air freshener containers
  • plastic air freshener cartridge caps
  • plastic car air fresheners (but not electric plug in ones)
  • flexible wipe packaging used for home cleaning
  • flexible laundry washing capsules and pods packaging
  • flexible dishwasher tablets packaging
  • tinted fabric conditioner bottles and caps
  • tinted rigid plastic tubs used for home cleaning

Note standard plastic bottles should still be recycled via the usual council schemes and will not be accepted by TerraCycle®

 


Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions then please email us.

TerraCycle® convert the weight of the products we send to them into points, which then convert at 0.01p into cash. Any monies raised goes to our nominated charity which is Cystic Fibrosis UK. You can find out more about the charity via this link.

Finally, if you have any cardboard packing boxes that can be used to send the recycling to TerraCycle® then please let us know.

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