TerraCycle items collections in York

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Terracycle List October 2019

Thanks to a partnership with TerraCycle, we can collect extra plastic materials which are not normally recycled in York – you can download the current list here (October 2019).  Please note that materials may be added or taken off the list at quite short notice so please check this page for up-to-date information, and let us know if you start collecting particular materials so that we can inform you if there is a change.

waste from 100 cups of coffee equivalent

Waste from 100 cups of coffee equivalent. Recycling saves energy and resources but even more is saved by not using them in the first place. Please think before you buy — manufacturing and consumption of the goods you buy may be responsible for as much as half of your carbon footprint.

All materials listed below can be brought to St Nicks Environment Centre during regular opening hours and may be brought to events with prior permission. Please do not bring any materials that are not specified below as this causes contamination. We will ask you to take away anything we cannot recycle. There are several public drop off locations in York:

The only items we can collect as part of your kerbside collection if you are on the St Nicks residential list are pens.

Please note that if something is not on the list, such as plastic milk bottle tops or snack bar wrappers, we cannot accept it and will reject such items if brought to us.

As of October 2019 we are collecting:

nuts, popcorn, pretzels, crispsYes please: Any brand of nuts, popcorn, crisps/chips and pretzels packets. No need to wash, just shake out any remaining contents. Unfortunately, we cannot collect these items from the kerbside as they pose too much of a littering risk.

No, thanks: seed, dried fruit, meat snack or nutrient powder and topper packets


biscuit, cakebar, crackersYes please: Any brand of sweet biscuit, cake bar and cracker wrappers. This includes multipack packaging and individual wrappers though only the plastic sleeves. No need to wash, just shake out any remaining contents. Unfortunately, we cannot collect these items from the kerbside as they pose too much of a littering risk.

No, thanks: Any other sweet snack packaging such as flapjacks or chocolate bars; cardboard packaging (please recycle at kerbside).


 

pensYes please: Any brand of plastic pens, felt tips, marker pens, highlighters. These can be placed in your kerbside box if St Nicks collects your recycling.

 

No, thanks: Wooden or metal pens

 


Tassimo and KencoYes please: Kenco-branded coffee refill packs, Tassimo coffee disks and outer packaging, L’OR coffee pods and outer packaging. No need to empty pods. These can be placed in your kerbside box if St Nicks collects your recycling.

No, thanks: Any other brands of coffee packaging


Dental brigadeYes please: Any brand of toothpaste tubes & caps, plastic toothbrushes and their outer packaging (not carboard), electric/battery toothbrush heads. Please rinse. These can be placed in your kerbside box if St Nicks collects your recycling.

No, thanks: Bamboo, denture, dental floss or interdental items, cardboard boxes (please recycle at kerbside), other tubes such as hand creams


Yes please: Pringles tubes including the foil seal and the lid. Please squash them.  These can be placed in your kerbside box if St Nicks collects your recycling.


No, thanks:
Any other brand of crisp tube or similar product/material such as cocoa tubs


Zero Waste York logoTake a look below at what happens to the items after we send them off to TerraCycle, which upcycles and recycles them into all sorts of new products. Please bear in mind that manufacturing and consumption of the goods you buy may be responsible for as much as half of your carbon footprint. Recycling saves energy and resources but even more is saved by not using them in the first place. To avoid waste, try using local shops that will let you use your own containers and sell refills. For their details and other tips on zero waste living, join Zero Waste York on Facebook or get in touch.

This page was last updated 23 Oct 2019