TerraCycle is a company that offers recycling programmes for specific packaging types that cannot typically be included in kerb-side collections. Sponsored by big brands and manufacturers, the scheme provides funding to participating charities by collecting certain types of packaging that would otherwise go to waste and can be redeemed for financial support to local good causes.
Everyone involved in our local Terracycle collection is a volunteer: all proceeds go to local charities. We’d be grateful if you could read and follow the below advice carefully before donating as contamination can put the scheme in jeopardy.
What and how you can recycle at Wonderfill
Crisp packets: empty, unfolded and clean - please wipe clean and do not knot or fold. Includes pretzels, popcorn and peanuts
Pringles tubes: clean and empty, with or without lid
Baby food pouches of any brand
Pet food pouches: any brand of wet pet food, washed out and dried. Please put in a separate bag or box. Spare bags are available in the shop
Pens: includes biros, markers, Tipex, propelled pencils. Please no wooden pencils, craft knives or other stationery
Oral care: any brand of toothpaste tube, plastic toothbrushes and electric toothbrush heads. Please no bamboo/wooden toothbrushes, rechargeable toothbrush handles or floss
Cheese packaging: any brand of pouch or plastic wrapper, including individual packs. Please no mesh bags, wax wrap, spread tubs, film or foil
Confectionary: we can take individual wrappers, multi packs and share pouches of sweets and chocolates
Biscuit wrappers: outer wrappers (please no boxes or inner trays) for all types of sweet and savoury biscuit and cereal bar
We cannot accept any other type of packaging, even if it looks like the same material as those mentioned above. These schemes are sponsored by specific brands for their product category only. If in doubt, please leave it out.
We cannot collect Tetrapack cartons. Tetrapack does not have any recycling facilities in the Hastings & Rother area therefore packs must be put into general waste rather than kirb side recycling, to avoid contaminating otherwise recyclable materials.
There are Tetrapack collection points in Lewes, Ashford and Shepway Information can be found here:
Please no vegetable, pasta and rice packaging - these are not accepted in our Terracyle scheme.
No bread bags - some supermarkets accept these in their bag recycling programmes. We cannot accept them