Collect with small TerraCycle Pouches
Recycle coffee capsules by using our small TerraCycle Pouch. Make sure to check off the “Coffee capsules” checkbox on the front of the TerraCycle Pouch. When the TerraCycle Pouch is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the TerraCycle Pouch in your collection bin or at your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.Buy small TerraCycle Pouches
How we recycle
When we receive your TerraCycle Pouch, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.
The coffee capsules are then shredded, separated by material type (plastics, metals, and organic matter), and processed.
Organic matter is composted.
After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including items that will benefit your local community.
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Each TerraCycle Pouch is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.
Capsules are shredded and screened to separate coffee grounds. Separated coffee grounds are then bulked and composted. The remaining screened materials are cleaned in temperature-regulated water baths with agitation and surfactants to remove coffee residues and other contaminants.
Metals are then removed through electrostatic separation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Clean plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.