Disposable Vape Recycling Scheme at Totally Wicked
In response to the UK Government's call for vaping brands to address the environmental impact of disposable vapes, Totally Wicked is taking action.
Marcus Saxton, CEO of Totally Wicked and Chairman of the IBVTA (Independent British Vape Trade Association), stated:
"As a responsible vaping brand, we recognise that it's not enough to simply sell high-quality vaping products. We must also take responsibility for the environmental impact of those products and work to minimise it as much as possible. By providing a comprehensive recycling program for vapes, we're taking concrete steps to reduce waste and promote sustainability within the vaping industry."
A Vape Recycling Partnership
To achieve this, we have partnered with the sustainability solutions provider, Veolia, which is one of only a handful of Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) that can recycle vape products effectively.
Together, we have launched an industry-leading national vape recycling initiative that aims to prevent used vapes from ending up in landfills or littering our streets by recycling their components and returning them to the manufacturing supply chain.
Our programme provides vapers with an environmentally-friendly and convenient way to recycle disposable vapes, addressing a growing concern among users on how to dispose of vapes properly. We are committed to leading the way in sustainable vaping and encourage others in the industry to join us in our efforts.
In addition to vape components being recycled, non-recyclable elements can still be used to produce renewable energy. This can then be used to generate energy used to heat homes.
This Vape Recycling Scheme is the very first of its kind in the UK and allows you to drop off your used vapes at your local store to be recycled. And not just Totally Wicked vapes either – we’ll recycle any brand of vape bought from any other retailer too.
NOTE: You should never attempt to dismantle vape casings or batteries yourself.
Why recycle disposable vapes?
Over 1.3 million disposable vapes are thrown away each week, contributing to landfill and pollution.
The Totally Wicked Recycling Scheme aims to recycle more than 5 tonnes of vape products within the first 12 months.Can you recycle Disposable Vapes?
How to dispose of vapes responsibly
“Pop in and drop in”
Totally Wicked's new vape recycling scheme is now available in over 150 retail stores across the UK. So pop in to your nearest store to drop in your used disposable or refillable vape to be recycled.Find Your nearest store
Who are Veolia?
Veolia is the UK’s leading resource management and sustainability solutions provider.
Veolia is an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility which means they are permitted to conduct treatment on electronic wastes, including Disposable Vapes.About our Nationwide Recycling Scheme
Can you put disposable vapes in the bin at home?
Disposable vapes should never be put in a domestic or public bin as the batteries can pose a fire risk. Instead use our recycling service or visit your household waste recycling centre and dispose of them in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) receptacle.
Can you put Elf Bars in the bin at home?
No, Elf Bars must not be put in a domestic or public bin as like all disposable vapes, the batteries can pose a fire risk . Recycle Elf bars at your local participating Totally Wicked store or at your local recycling centre.
Can You recycle Elf bars?
Yes. You can recycle Elf bars at your local participating Totally Wicked Store as part of our vape recycling scheme.
What parts of a vape can be recycled?
Used vapes typically contain plastics, steel, aluminium, and copper in addition to lithium batteries – all of which can be recycled and returned to manufacturing supply chains to make new products.
How do I find vape recycling near me?
Recycling units can be found in over 150 Totally Wicked stores. To find your nearest store and recycle your used vapes, head over to our Store Finder.
Where else can I recycle vapes?
You can also take your used vapes to a local recycling facility. Details of these can be found on your local council website.
Are there sustainable alternatives to Disposable Vapes?
The VLTZ range of vapes offers sustainable alternatives to disposable vapes with the same flavours you find in disposables. See the full VLTZ range.
Can I recycle vape kits at Totally Wicked stores?
Yes. In addition to disposable vapes, you can recycle your e-cig kits, tanks and battery mods via our Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Scheme. Find out more.
The popularity of disposable vapes has grown exponentially over the past 2 years. These convenient devices are helping millions of smokers ditch cigarettes and remain smoke-free.
Let’s talk about being an eco-friendly vaper. Did you know that the biggest source of plastic pollution in our oceans is cigarette butts?