Recycling Initiative



Every year countless plastic packets end up in landfill sites across the UK, so that's why we've teamed up with TerraCycle and joined 'The KP Snacks® Nuts, Popcorn, Crisps and Pretzels Packet Recycling Programme'

As of December 2021, we now run a community recycling collection point at our tannery that is open to anyone who wants to do their part in reducing plastic waste. The accepted waste is: crisp, pretzel, popcorn, & nut packets (outer multipack bags included) and can be from any brand. The packets must be empty, and cannot be tied into knots or folded into shapes.

acceptable waste

Once we have collected enough packets, we send them off to TerraCycle who sort, shred, and wash them. They are then densified into plastic granules that can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products, ensuring that the plastic is reused instead of going to landfill. You can learn more about this on their website.

Not only is recycling these packets better for the environment, but for every kilogram we send to TerraCycle we receive a £1 donation to be split between our chosen charities! The charities our staff have chosen to support through this are Drum Riding for the Disabled and MacMillan Cancer Support.

If you are wanting to try and live a more sustainable life, then please consider bringing your packets to our collection point. We want this to be as accessible as possible, so have setup a collection bin at our fence that anyone can get to regardless of if we are open or not. We are also working hard to make our building wheelchair accessible, which will allow those who use mobility aids to access our reception bin during working hours.

If you're needing a bit of help finding where we are, then visit our Contact Page.

Our 24 hour collection bin is at the fence near our far gate, located at the What3words address ///reform.grew.tested.


For any queries related to the TerraCycle Recycling Initiative, please contact:

Andrew Barlee
J Hewit & Sons Ltd
12 Nettlehill Road
Houstoun Industrial Estate
Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5DL

Tel: 01506 444160       Fax: 01506 437749      Email: ab@hewit.com