An Introduction

As part of our overall commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle – especially important to help keep our coastline free from waste – The Kitchen CT9 is proud to be registered as a public drop off/collection point for a number of TerraCycle schemes for hard-to-recycle products

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste.

TerraCycle offer free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help people collect and recycle their hard-to-recycle waste. The Kitchen has teamed up with them to enable locals to start collecting in their home, school, or office and drop of the relevant waste to us. When we reach the appropriate minimum quantity (weight) of packaging, we ship the waste for free to TerraCycle to be recycled, in exchange for rewards for The Kitchen to help us help bring our community together over good, accessible food.

We are collecting for the following schemes:

Beauty Product Packaging

TerraCycle and Garnier® have partnered in a free recycling programme for all beauty products packaging.  the best bit is that all brands are accepted not just Garnier!

Remember, plastic bottles are recyclable in almost all UK council recycling systems. This programme does accept plastic bottles, however as these are widely recyclable and space is at a premium at The Kitchen, we ask that you only send us bottles if it is not possible to recycle them via the local council system.

Always remember to remove the labels on the bottles and recycle them.  Once collected, the personal care and beauty packaging is separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.

A note on aerosol containers

At this time aerosols are not accepted as part of the recycling programme.

Pet Food Pouches

TerraCycle, Whiskas® and James Wellbeloved® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags – perfect for a pet loving area such as Thanet!

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please only send accepted packaging (see accepted waste below).  Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) from the packaging, and please rinse the wet food pouches thoroughly and let them dry before placing them in our collection box.

Once collected, the aggregated plastic pet food packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. Food residue is composted. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.

Flexible Cheese Packaging

Every year flexible plastic cheese packaging, nets and labels from Cathedral City Minis packs of 6 end up in landfills across the United Kingdom. We are working with TerraCycle to put an end to this enormous loss of resources. The Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme allows us to recycle our flexible plastic cheese packaging and nets, as well as labels from Cathedral City Minis packs of 6.

Once collected, the plastic waste is shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.

Crisp Packets

TerraCycle and Walkers® recently announced their partnership in a free recycling scheme which accepts all crisp packets, and we are delighted to be chosen as one of their collection points.  

So that we can recycle this waste properly – and in common with other household recycling – we would ask you to properly empty your packaging before placing them in our box.

Once collected, the crisp packets are separated by plastic type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.

Oral Care Products

TerraCycle has also partnered with Colgate® on a free recycling programme for all oral care products and packaging.  

In order to make sure this waste stream can be recycled properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) and place all the accepted packaging in our collection box. If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry before you place it in to our box.  

Once collected, the oral care products and packaging are separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.

The next event

Saturday 15th february

19:00 - Late



01843 293376


3 Cliff Terrace, Margate. CT9 1UX