Collecting Crisp Packets and How to Recycle Them

It’s hard to imagine how many packets of crisps are eaten every day in our homes, businesses, schools and streets. 

TerraCycle used to partner with Walkers Crisps to recycle crisp packets of all brands. But this scheme has stopped now that supermarkets are collecting all kinds of flexible plastics that include crisp packets. The crisp packet stackers below are still available. 

There are still lots of other items that Terracycle will take (including toothpaste tubes and pens)

• Jana Little, 3 Cowslip Crescent Thatcham RG18 4DE. 24/7 drop-off at green bin to left of house.

Speen Terracycle Recycling 

• The Mix, Mill Street, Wantage. Please see facebook/the wantagemix for opening times. 

Supermarket Soft Plastic Collection Points

Several supermarkets now have collection points for soft plastics including plastic bags and crisp packets. Most Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Co-op currently take the widest range as part of the UK Plastic Pact. See Recycle Now for more details

Crisp Packet Stacker Kits

These stackers are a convenient way to bundle your packets neatly, taking up less storage space. Each bundle contains about 200 packets. They come in an easy kit which just requires a hammer to assemble.

Cost £10 (proceeds towards East Garston Church Bell Fund)

Please order from Rebecca Gay on

Delivery of stacker kits can be arranged in the Lambourn Valley, Hungerford and Newbury.

Appeal for Wood Off-cuts

In the spirit of recycling, especially as wood is so expensive at the moment, we are asking for donations of the following to make the kits:

– 5 x 2 (at least 15cm long)
– 6 x 2 (at least 15cm long)
– right angle moulding (at least 30 cm long)
– screw-in drawer or cupboard door knobs


One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Sign up to the free weekly

Penny Post


For: local positive news, events, jobs, recipes, special offers, recommendations & more.

Covering: Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Marlborough, Wantage, Lambourn, Compton, Swindon & Theale