Coffee pod recycling collections

We collect used coffee pods from your home in partnership with Podback.

We colllect pods on your scheduled recycling day. This is a free service.

How it works:

  1. Sign up with Podback and get a supply of free recycling bags.
  2. Fill a bag with used pods.
  3. Put the bag or bags out for collection with your other recycling and we'll collect it.

If you live in a flat or do not have normal recycling collections from your home, you can use Podback's drop-off service instead.

When you run out of bags you can request more from Podback.

Missed collections

We will collect all Podback recycling bags that are:

  • clearly visible
  • securely tied
  • not split or overflowing

We may have had to leave bags as they contained the wrong materials. Bags must only contain coffee pods and should not contain liquids or packaging.

If your pods have not been collected, you should take them back inside your home and put them out again on your next scheduled collection.

If we have missed more than one collection, please let us know by contacting Podback.

What happens to used recycling pods

The coffee pods you recycle with Podback are taken to specialist aluminium and plastics reprocessing plants in the UK.

The coffee grounds are removed and the plastic and aluminium are then transformed into new products. These include beverage cans, car components, plastic garden furniture and building products.

The coffee grounds are used to create renewable energy (biogas) and soil improver.

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