The Lavazza Eco Caps Composting Programme

Compost your Lavazza Eco Caps through this programme

Participating locations

How to participate

You can drop-off your Lavazza Eco Caps at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here


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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

Drop off your Lavazza Eco Caps at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Lavazza Eco Caps during the opening hours.

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.

Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account.
  2. Print the label out.
  3. Place your waste in a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach the label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once a sufficient amount of Eco Caps are collected, they are sent to an industrial composting facitility. At the facility, they are industrially composted and turned into a useful, nutrient rich soil which will then be used for farmland areas.

Watch the video below to learn why not all waste can be locally recycled and how our partnership with Lavazza is one part of the solution - by industrially composting Eco Caps.


This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Lavazza Eco Caps sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 2 kilograms.

For example:

1 kilogram = 0 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms = 300 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.

Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.



Lavazza’s story like all stories, is made up of emotions, obstacles and pivotal changes and it all began when Luigi Lavazza opened the first Lavazza store in via San Tommaso, Turin in 1895. The history of Lavazza is that of a business which, for over 120 years, has pursued a company vision based on passion for quality and excellence of our products. We have always paid careful attention to the economic, human, environmental and cultural heritage of the countries in which we operate. These values have been ingrained in Lavazza’s DNA since its foundation and upheld by four generations of entrepreneurs. In line with our value system, Lavazza is proud to introduce a UK wide composting solution in partnership with TerraCycle to support consumers in composting their coffee capsules in the easiest way. To learn more about Lavazza, click here.

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