The Cup box

The Cup Box

The National Cup Recycling Scheme’s mission is to capture as many cups for recycling as possible across the UK.

If you are looking for a standalone cup recycling solution or your business is in an area not covered by appropriate waste collectors, The Cup Box could be the answer. Available to order now! 

                 ORDER YOUR BOX NOW!

The Cup Box provides an easy solution, simply:

  • Place the box somewhere that your customers can access it.
  • A courier will collect your box and the cups will start their recycling journey.
  • We can provide you with the number of cups recycled for reporting purposes.

Cup Take Back Scheme Membership Area

Members of the National Cup Recycling Scheme receive a discount on The Cup Box.

Not a member yet? Take a look at the benefits for your business to become a member of the Cup Take Back  Scheme 

User Guide

Still have questions? Have a look at our user guide which simply explains the do's and don'ts when using the Cup Box. 

The Cup Box User Guide 

 Find out how to assemble the Cup Box  

The Cup Box Collection

Filled The Cup Box? Let’s get it collected! You are one step closer to getting your cups recycled through the National Cup Recycling Scheme. 

Cup Box Collection 

Just add in your details and a courier will be arranged to come and collect your box. 

Wondering what happens to them next? The box will be delivered to our partner First Mile in Birmingham, where the box will be weighed, emptied and added to more used cups which have been collected from other businesses.  

These cups are then baled and delivered to James Croppers Paper Mill in the Lake District for reprocessing.

Take a look at our video which shows the journey of Cody the Cup.

Our Partners

First Mile

We have partnered with First Mile who will be arranging the delivery and collection of The Cup Box. First Mile are experienced waste collectors who have dealt with cup recycling for many years.


Valpak are a leading provider of environmental compliance and administrators of the National Cup Recycling Scheme.