Potton Recycling


Potton Recycling is a joint Potton Town Council and Potton Hall for All initiative to increase recycling in the town and raise funds for the Hall for All.

We are a Terracycle public collection point for some of the items which our local household recycling does not take. Items recycled through the scheme will help to raise money for the Potton Hall for All. Collection bins are located at the town council offices on Brook End.

You can deposit the following items in our bins:

– Any brand of crisps, popcorn, nuts and pretzel packets packets (including the outers from multipacks)
– Pringles tubes ONLY (seal goes in household waste and lid in household recycling)
– Biscuit, cake & cracker wrappers
– Flexible plastic packaging from any brand of chocolate or sweets
– Ferrero clear boxes & gold trays (no other brands)
– Toothbrushes & electric toothbrush heads
– Toothpaste tubes (not pumps)
– Floss sticks, interdental brushes & electric flosser nozzles
– Floss containers & plastic packaging from oral care products
– Any brand of flexible plastic cheese packaging or pouches including:

  • mini plastic cheese wrappers
  • plastic nets for mini cheeses (not labels except Cathedral City)
  • film from cheese packs (not tubs)

– Any Babybel branded wrapping including wax and nets
– Labels from Cathedral City Minis 6 packs
– Carex hand wash refill pouches and caps
– Carex, Imperial Leather, Bayley’s of Bond Street & Original Source hand wash pumps (not bottles)

Please see the labels on the bins for what goes where.  Items do not need to be washed but should be empty and please ensure that toothpaste tubes are fully squeezed out and the lids replaced.  Please also flatten crisp packets as it makes them much easier to pack.

We also collect Taylors of Harrogate branded flexible plastic coffee packaging and this should be taken to Potton Food Stores on the Market Square during shop opening hours (8am – 6pm Mondays to Saturdays and 8am – 1pm Sundays).

We run regular packing events to sort and pack the waste, and always welcome new volunteers to these!  So far we have raised over £1,000 for the Potton Hall for all and collected upwards of 900kg of waste which would not otherwise have been recycled.

To keep up to date with what is happening please like or follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pottonrecycling or ask to be added to our mailing list by contacting the town council office with your email address.