Nespresso Capsule Recycling Program

Recycle Nespresso capsules through this program.

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Recycle in partnership with Nespresso

Nespresso® has partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a new life for used Nespresso capsules. Every time you enjoy Nespresso, save the capsule and recycle it with TerraCycle

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How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

Once you have joined the program and are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking the green "Ship us your waste" box above and follow the prompts. Your shipping label will be emailed to your inbox. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by calling UPS at 1-800-742-5877, and schedule a pick up for the next business day.

Black recycling bags containing used Nespresso capsules cannot be shipped alone through UPS. They must be sealed tightly and then placed into a cardboard box for shipping. These bags are completely optional and are intended to make collecting more convenient. If your capsules are dry, you can place them directly in any box to be shipped.

What you can recycle

Program accepted waste: Nespresso consumer capsules.

Please note we do not accept T-Discs, K-Cups or Nespresso Professional capsules for this program. For any inquiries regarding the recycling of Nespresso Professional capsules, please call Nespresso Club at 1-855-325-5783 to learn more about the Nespresso B2B Recycling program. 

Recycling guidelines

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure the capsules are completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to your recyclables

The capsules are shredded, and the separated by material. Metals are smelted down and turned into new aluminum products. Residual coffee is separated and sent to an industrial composting facility. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

Please note: there is no charitable contribution associated with shipments received through this program. While participants will be able to track how many units they sent in, they will not receive a payment for each unit. 

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Nespresso is committed to ensuring sustainability throughout their operations, seeking to create shared value and positive impact for farmers, consumers and society at large, while caring for the environment. To learn more about Nespresso, click here.

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