Does your kid’s school get top marks for recycling?

Get your kids and their friends into the recycling habit early on with P&G and Terracycle!

Most of us know that you can recycle paper, certain plastics, cans and glass. However, some people go the extra mile, and know they can recycle so much more.

The pupils at Wooler First School in Northumberland, for example, know that you can recycle all aircare and homecare product packaging – even the knobs and nozzles!

This is because their school is signed up to the Air and Homecare Recycling Programme. This means they have special boxes where pupils can drop packaging that is not usually recycled locally, and send it off to Terracycle. Here, the waste is reused, upcycled or recycled, instead of being incinerated or sent to landfill.

Their efforts even won their school a playground, which is made from recycled plastics such as milk bottles, plastic drink bottles, plastic food trays and containers.

If your kid’s school isn’t signed up, why not talk to their teacher about getting the school involved in the recycling programme? They might even win some prizes in the future, too! Here’s what they need to do…

How to get involved

  1. Sign up at
  2. Order special zero waste boxes, or the pupils could decorate some dedicated cardboard boxes.
  3. Start saving the aircare and homecare packaging that can’t be recycled locally (see below for more information on this).
  4. Once the box is full, download the free shipping label, affix it to the box and drop it at a UPS collection point, or schedule a pick-up.
  5. TerraCycle then rewards points for every piece of packaging returned, which can be redeemed as a cash donation to a chosen charity, school or non-profit organisation.


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What does TerraCycle recycle?

Check out the list of products below to find out what can be recycled locally and what can be sent to TerraCycle to take care of.

Febreze Air Freshener
Recycle: the aluminum bottle.
Send to Terracycle: the trigger head.

Febreze Fabric Refresher
Recycle: the plastic bottle.
Send to Terracycle: the trigger head.

AmbiPur Plug-in
Recycle: the glass bottles (check with local recycling).
Send to Terracycle: the plug, wicks, plastic caps and flexible film from the packaging. Also the glass bottles if not recycled locally.

Febreze Car Freshener
Recycle: the cardboard part of the packaging.
Send to Terracycle: the plastic air freshener device and the flexible film part of the packaging.

Fairy Washing-up Liquid bottle
Recycle: the bottle.
Send to Terracycle: the bottle cap.

What does your kid’s school do to help teach the importance of recycling? Let us know in the comments section below…