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Crisp packets

How to dispose of crisp packets.

2 empty crisp packets.

You can place these in your general household waste or take them to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Put in your general waste bin

    Crisp packets can't be recycled, so please place them in your general waste bin.

  • Which RC container

    Use the general household waste container.

  • Which RC accepts this waste

    All our recycling centres accept crisp packets.

  • Further information

    • Unsure about your packaging? Do the scrunch test to find out! Scrunch the packet up in your hand. If it holds its shape it is metallic foil and can be recycled in your recycling bin. If it springs back, it contains plastic and needs to go in your general waste bin.
    • Crisp packets can also be donated to Terracycle collections, check for your local Terracycle collection point.
Last updated:
1 September 2021
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