Recycle & Raise 2020

We’re very proud to be supporting Devon Contract Waste with this year’s Recycle & Raise Campaign.

Recycle & Raise is a recycling initiative launched in 2019 by Devon Contract Waste (DCW). Their goal is to help recycle hard-to-recycle plastic containers such as chocolate tubs and ice cream containers over the festive period. Last year, DCW collected over 15,000 confectionery tubs and raised £1,200 for their chosen charities.

This year, our aim is to collect and recycle more plastic containers than last year and we have even been able to expand the accepted materials to include:

  • Confectionery tubs
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cracker tubs
  • Milk bottle tops
  • Takeaway containers

Just look for the number 5/PP symbol on the container!

How does it work?

Many businesses are helping to support this great cause by becoming drop-off points for members of the public to donate their plastics. Take a look on our map below to view all locations that you can take your containers to!

Each business taking part will display posters and share social media posts to let you know where you need to leave your containers. Please adhere to the business’ instructions as, due to Covid-19, we are trying to minimise the number of touchpoints.

All plastic containers should be donated at your local drop-off point before 31st January 2021. They will then get collected, in bulk, and taken to DCW Polymers where the containers are shredded before being bagged and sold to manufactures to be used in place of virgin polymers. All money raised will be donated to our chosen charity, Mind.

Why Should My Business Join?

By becoming a drop-off location you will benefit from:
Increased footfall
Recycling hard-to-recycle plastics
Raising money for charity
Helping the environment

To read more about how your business can take part in this scheme, click here.

Our Chosen Charity

Mind is a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Covid-19 restrictions have affected everyone in different ways this it’s still very uncertain times which is why it is so important to shine the light on mental health and provide support to those who may be struggling.

If your business is interested in becoming a drop-off location for this year’s Recycle & Raise scheme please fill in the contact form below.

    Below is an interactive map that has been made to showcase all drop-off locations in the UK for the Recycle & Raise scheme. Click on a point to get an address and directions via Google maps.