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Crisp packet recycling

Find out where you can recycle your crisp packets locally

Empty crisp packets are being collected across the UK in an initiative headed by TerraCycle in conjunction with Walkers. The scheme, which takes any brand of crisp packet, allows the collectors to receive "TerraCycle points" for their efforts which can be redeemed as monetary donations to charities or schools.  It is recommended to gather 19 crisp packets in a pile, fold them in half and insert them into another packet so that a small 'brick' of 20 packets can be easily stored.

Where can I recycle my empty crisp packets?

  • Cleish Primary School
  • Forgandenny Primary School
  • Mackie's at Taypack Ltd
  • Stanley Primary School
  • The Royal School of Dunkeld
  • Ru'Wards, 25 Bank street, Aberfeldy
  • Pitlochry High School

Collecting crisp packets to support Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance:

Public collection points locations:

  • WH Smith in Pitlochry 
  • Infinityblu Dental Clinics in Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Crieff and Auchterarder
  • Garth Newsagents, 33 Garth Avenue, Perth PH1 2LG 
  • Nationwide Building Society, Blairgowrie
  • Goodlyburn Primary School
  • Mains of Taymouth Country Estate and Golf Club

Staff-only or pupil-only collection points are at the following locations:

  • Perth High School
  • Abernethy Primary School
  • Morris Leslie, Perth
  • Muthill Primary School
  • Madderty Primary School
  • Meggernie Scout Centre, Glenlyon
  • Balbeggie Primary School
  • Glenalmond College
  • Standard Aero, Almondbank
  • Auchterarder Girl Guides
  • Perth Royal Infirmary
  • Kenmore Primary School
  • Perth & Kinross Council

To view more information on the "crispsforhelimed79" campaign view our news article.

What else can I recycle?

For information on the types of materials you can recycle in your household bins, visit our kerbside collections pages.

To view information on what you can recycle at Council's "bring to" sites, visit our Recycling Centres and Points pages.

For more information on items not currently recycled by the Council, visit the TerraCycle pages.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476