We are working with UK Return Partners, such as nationwide partner First Mile and multiple local partners, to process empty KeyKegs for circular-materials reuse. Filter by collections, drop-off points and postcode to find the nearest, easiest and most cost-effective return solutions in your area.
KeyKeg is designed for circularity and compliant with ISO 18604, the international standard for packaging-material recycling and the environment. This means you can return your empty KeyKegs to reuse the materials for producing new KeyKegs. The more empty KeyKegs that are returned, the more we increase our circularity. We do not want to see designed-for-circularity KeyKegs incinerated or used as landfill, so our local and nationwide Return Partners support our ambitious sustainability goals by offering collections and/or drop-off points.
"We are delighted to be powering the circular economy with KeyKeg to recycle Kegs back into new Kegs in a circular system. As KeyKeg’s national collection partner we are making it easy to return empty KeyKegs for full recycling, which reduces virgin resource consumption, saving energy and protecting biodiversity. Your empty Kegs should be returned via the KeyKeg scheme to ensure full recycling and avoidance of waste.”
CEO, First Mile
"At WDS Group we want to continue collecting and recycling as many empty KeyKegs as we can to make a greater positive environmental impact in the region."
Sales Director, WDS Group
“As Scotland’s go-to recycling company for the beverage industry, we are delighted to be part of the OneCircle initiative. By collecting empty KeyKegs we go beyond traditional recycling towards a circular economy.”
Commercial Manager, Wyllie Recycling
"Binit believes a circular economy is the only way to bring about a shared, prosperous future that isn't damaging to the planet. We aim to keep materials circulating at their highest value for as long as possible and this means getting them back into the right supply chain. Our partnership with KeyKegs in the South West does just that."
Co-founder and CEO, Binit
“We are constantly working on innovative ways to handle the materials our clients produce. It improves their recycling rates, lowers their carbon footprint, and delivers more materials to the circular economy where they can be reused and given a useful second life. We are therefore delighted to be working with OneCircle on this initiative.”
Director of Strategy and Innovation, Recorra
“As Scotland’s go-to recycling company for the beverage industry, we are delighted to be part of the OneCircle initiative, collecting empty KeyKegs for recycling. We also want to go beyond traditional recycling towards a circular economy in which raw materials are reused to make new products — and KeyKeg is the perfect example.”
Commercial Manager, Wyllie Recycling Services
“Jolly Good Beer is proud to be a part of the OneCircle recycling programme, through which we can offer our customers a better service whilst contributing to the reduction of single-use plastic waste in our industry. Through OneCircle we are sending tonnes of plastic Keg materials back to the manufacturer, to be made into more Kegs.”
Owner, Jolly Good Beer
“The New Product Development that increases KeyKeg circularity is proving successful. It is very easy for us to collect, crush and return empty KeyKegs for recycling into the materials used for fresh KeyKegs.”
Managing Director, Batemans Brewery
"Besides being a main KeyKeg supplier in the UK, we also support breweries and bars to recycle by collecting empty KeyKegs up and down the country. We separate, crush and bale the plastic elements in each KeyKeg ready for recycling by OneCircle. Through this eco-friendly initiative we return materials from breweries to the manufacturer, increasing the circular economy with ‘cradle to cradle’ recycling.”
Managing Director, Niche Solutions
We actively seek new Return Partners to join our community and collect empty KeyKegs in their areas.
Connect with us and register your interest in being a UK Return Partner for empty KeyKeg collections.
KeyKegs are designed for circularity. Wherever possible, empty KeyKegs are either collected by or dropped-off at our Return Partners to be processed into the raw circular materials that we reuse for new KeyKegs. We prefer KeyKegs to be returned, but they may also be added to local recycling programmes.
Find a Return Partner in your region or contact us if you have further questions.
Always deflate KeyKegs in a well-ventilated area. Use the red KeyKeg deflating tool or Micro Matic dispense head with built-in deflating switch. Keep the red KeyKeg deflating tool for future use.
Once deflated, there are several recycling options for empty KeyKegs.
We have created a video for you to watch that demonstrates the KeyKeg deflation process.
If you have a large number of empty KeyKegs to return, we recommend palletizing and wrapping them. However, your chosen Return Partner may prefer a different approach, so please read the specific ‘Prepare empty KeyKegs’ information for each partner.
Please note: KeyKegs should always be deflated as soon as they are empty.
The number of empty KeyKegs that fit on a 48" × 40" (120 cm x 100 cm) block pallet is shown below
Empty KeyKegs for First Mile should be sent to the Oldbury address below, but please e-mail them first.
Unit 5, Broadwell Park, Broadwell Road, Oldbury
B69 4BL Birmingham