Coffee Pods/Capsules

The single-use pods used in many coffee machines are not usually accepted in your recycling collections from home.

However, some types/brands of coffee pods (and other difficult-to-recycle items) are collected by a company called TerraCycle who recycle them to create new products such as plastic baby bibs, notebook covers and park benches.

The TerraCycle website explains more about their scheme, the other items they collect and how you can get involved.

If you have just coffee grounds (without the pods/capsules), these can be either recycled using your council’s weekly food waste collection or they can be composted in your garden’s compost bin.