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What is a public drop-off location?

A public drop-off location is a place with a collection bin where members of the public can drop off hard-to-recycle waste to be recycled by MyEcoBox. A public drop-­off location is typically set up and managed by a single person or a small group of people (known as administrator(s)). The administrator(s) will be in charge of managing the public drop­-off location, sending the waste to MyEcoBox. 

How can I find a public drop-off location?

To find a public drop-off location for your chosen programme (applicable for most of them), please select your Free Recycling Programme HERE and to find out the nearest locations on our interactive maps.

As each map is updated regularly, we advise you check the details of the chosen location (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) before dropping your waste.

What are the benefits of setting up a public drop-off location?

​1. Reward

Each time you send us back a box full of waste,  we will provide a free recycle training to a kindergarten educator, who will teach 

our children the importance of recycling and caring for our planet!

 

2.Engage with your local community

Members in your community will be extremely thankful for your decision to set up an accessible drop off bin so that they too can recycle more types of waste. Recycling and collecting is an activity all people of all ages can engage with. Plus, it’s a great, easy and fun way to meet new people!

Members in your community will be extremely thankful for your decision to set up an accessible drop off bin so that they too can recycle more types of waste. Recycling and collecting is an activity all people of all ages can engage with. Plus, it’s a great, easy and fun way to meet new people!

3. Create your own recycling facility nearby

Registering as a public drop off location point, you’ll have convenient recycling facilities on your doorstep (figuratively and/or literally)!

Your public drop off location could be in a store, supermarket, charity shop, vet’s office, school, local hall, church, house, garden centre…the list goes on! Think about locations where people would need to drop their waste depending on the waste stream that you are collecting. There are still areas where public drop off locations are sparse, take a look at the interactive maps on the free recycling programme pages to see what existing public drop off locations are in your community.

4. Raise awareness

By having collection boxes in visible places, such as a supermarket or garden centre, it’s a great way to raise the profile of an organization or cause you are passionate about alongside the importance of recycling. It can also be a good opportunity to raise awareness amongst children in your community.

 

5. Send more efficient shipments

Often it can be difficult for private collectors to meet programmes’ minimum shipment weights to earn points. However, by having more material in one shipment, rather than several smaller shipments, the transport of the waste is a lot more efficient and less damaging for the environment, win-win!

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