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NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Recycling Programme

Recycle your coffee capsules with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®

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Recycle in partnership with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® has joined with TerraCycle to help provide a second life for used NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective 25 February 2019, the minimum shipment weight required to earn TerraCycle points has increased to 7kg.

By encouraging larger shipments through this program, we can help create an even smaller environmental footprint. We also encourage businesses and large collectors to consider sending 15-20kg at a time when possible, to maximise efficiency.

If you need help collecting more waste, check out our Collect, Store and Ship Guide, as well as our Engaging your Community guide.

Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest public drop-off location. There is a growing network of public drop-off locations in New Zealand giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling. If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process. One of the team will contact you should your application be successful.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

Firstly, login to your TerraCycle account and join the programme. 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 programme

Programme accepted waste: NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure your coffee capsules are sealed in a plastic bag or dry before placing them in your collection box. Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. 


TerraCycle Points

For each shipment over 7 kilograms, your location will earn 2 points or $0.02 per capsule for the non-profit organisation including school or charity of your choice. To learn more about our points programme, click here.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

Do it yourself projects

Here are some inspiring projects to show you how you can reuse your materials right at home


TerraCycle is excited to partner with Nescafé to bring a national recycling solution for NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules to New Zealand. To learn more about NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®, click here.

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