When buying a coffee machine that uses capsules, choose a brand that has a recycling program so that you can make sure your used capsules are turned into new products. Supporting brands that take responsibility for the end life of their products is a great way to prevent waste from going to landfill.
This is a directory listing. Please be aware that recyclers may currently be closed or operating shortened hours due to COVID-19. Please use the below information to contact the recycler directly and adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions in your area.
Using coffee capsules in the home or office has become popular in Australia. These capsules currently cannot be accepted in kerbside recycling bins.
Recycling via a manufacturer's program like Nespresso’s can turn this waste into resources, such as turning coffee grounds into compost and aluminium can be infinitely recycled into new products.
The Nespresso coffee capsule recycling program has more than 19,000 collection points throughout Australia (including post boxes). There are four easy ways to recycle the capsules:
Return your used capsules to your nearest Nespresso boutique
Use a bulk recycling box to collect capsules on behalf of your workplace or community
Drop off your used capsules at your nearest participating florist or garden drop-off centre
Order your Nespresso Australia Post satchel and return it via Australia Post once it's full
Check with other manufacturers to find out if they run a recycling program for their capsules. Visit Terracycle for more information on other programs.