How to recycle this item

The single-use pods used in many coffee machines are not 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.

Find out more about their scheme, the other items they collect and how you can get involved.

Coffee pods can also be recycled by registering with Podback.  Pods can be dropped of at participating locations throughout the country.