Roast and Return Coffee Capsule Composting Program

Compost participating coffee brands' compostable coffee capsules through this program.

Compost participating brands' used compostable capsules.

The Coffee Capsule Company has partnered with TerraCycle to help provide a second life for used certified industrial compostable coffee capsules.
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These coffee capsules can only be composted commercially, they are not suitable for at home composting.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

Collect your used compostable coffee capsules at home using any available bag placed inside a box. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Ship us your waste” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.

What you can recycle in this program

Program Accepted Waste:

All coffee capsules from the brands' listed below

  • Di Stefano coffee capsules
  • Green Barista coffee capsules
  • Wood Fired Coffee capsules
  • St. Ali coffee capsules
  • The Branded Coffee Co. capsules


Not Accepted:

  • Coffee capsules from brands' not listed above
  • Cardboard external packaging (place in kerbside recycling)
  • Loose coffee grounds

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, squeeze excess liquid from your capsules and ensure they are completely dry and sealed in a plastic bag before placing them in your collection box. This is to avoid dripping packages and help ensure your collections arrive safely.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the compostable coffee capsules are sent to a commercial composting facility where they will be combined with other organics and bacteria and microorganisms will break them down into compost.


The Coffee Capsule Company was born out of a very successful coffee roasting business. They bring 20 years of roasting experience to the table and embody coffee!


Their mission is to deliver solutions that meet the highest standards in terms of quality, safety and result in cup to enable new business opportunities for all their clients.

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