Vape Take-Back Scheme - vape recycling and treatment

Our solution to the single-use vape challenge

We offer a nationwide vape collection and recycling service, providing businesses with a fully compliant solution to recycle their site’s single-use vapes.



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It is estimated that there are more than 2,000 vape retailers across the country, and this number is expected to rise in the coming years.

As the industry continues to grow, it is important to take responsibility for the environmental impact of single-use vapes containing valuable materials such as copper and lithium, which can be recycled, and harmful chemicals/residue, which require special end-of-life treatment.


Our service makes it easy for your customers or staff to recycle used undamaged vapes at convenient local collection points, whilst providing vape producers and distributors a way to meet their obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE).

Similar to our successful Battery Collection Service, our Vape Take-Back Scheme has been designed in collaboration with existing customers across several months to ensure it is best suited to your needs.

Vape collection service

Our vape collection service

Our service is simple:

  1. Fill in the enquiry form below and note down the container you need in the enquiry field – we offer a 16 litre countertop box or a larger 20 litre floor-standing tube.
  1. Ensure the vape waste bin is securely positioned in a visible location – for end users to responsibly dispose of used undamaged vapes.
  1. Once your chosen container is full – contact our team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 03450 682 572 to book your collection.
  1. Collect – Our ADR-registered collection partner will empty the vapes from your container, securing them for onward transport and treatment.
  1. Recycle and treat – The used vapes will be transported to our partner recycling facility. Vapes will be dismantled and recyclable elements will be recovered and turned into new products. Non-recyclable items will be sent for energy recovery.

Why Valpak?

With over 25 years’ experience of working in the compliance and waste sector, our experts are on hand to ensure all of your requirements are met.

We are a leader in pioneering innovative solutions for increasingly complex environmental challenges. We launched the pilot for our vape solution earlier this year and already provide the collection and recycling service to over 100 customers in the UK.

Benefits of our service include:

  • A high-quality, effective solution for a growing and complex waste stream
  • Provision of vape waste bins
  • Best practice using industry-leading techniques
  • Engaging with industry stakeholders on your behalf to ensure your business stays ahead of changes in a fast-moving industry, which enables us to evolve our solutions to ensure you remain compliant
  • Pricing models to suit all business types
  • A highly experienced team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions

Join our purpose to create a sustainable waste-free world. Partner with us to offer vape recycling to your customers today.

Make an enquiry

If you would like to set up a vape collection service, request a vape waste bin or if you have any questions regarding our Vape Take-Back Scheme, please contact us today.