NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Recycling Programme - FAQ

Recycle your coffee capsules with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®

Participating locations
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Waste recycled

For each shipment over 2 kilograms, your location will earn 2 points or $0.02 per capsule for the non-profit organisation including school or charity of your choice. The number of capsules received will be calculated based on the weight of the shipment, using 9.23 grams as the average weight of the capsules.

Please check back frequently to see your status update. If there is a problem with your collection status please call Brigade Services at 0800-474-016 or email

You may send in any size shipment up to 25 kilos through this Brigade programme. However, you must send in at least 7 kilograms of capsule waste to earn the TerraCycle points donation.

When you are ready to send in a shipment, login to your account at and click "REQUEST A POSTAGE LABEL”. Select the "Send Me a Postage Label" option and TerraCycle will email a NZ Post pre-paid return label to you. Print the pre-paid label and affix it to your reused box or bag and bring it to a local NZ Post Office

Nope! You will be able to request pre-paid NZ Post shipping labels from our website through your online account. This will bring your NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Brigade collections from where you are in New Zealand back to TerraCycle to be recycled into new sustainable products! You win, we win, and the environment wins!

Yes. You can select, add or change your preferred non-profit organisations via your account on the TerraCycle website. Simply log into your account at and click on the "MY IMPACT" tab. To add a new preferred non-profit organisation to your account, please select the "Manage Charities" link. Please note that during the cheque out process when redeeming points, you will also be given a chance to choose an existing charitable gift and update or change your preferred non-profit organisation. You can also call 0800-474-016 or email with the non-profit organisation name, address and contact person.

You must redeem your points for a money donation via your account in order for a cheque to be disbursed to the non-profit of your choice. Please note, there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for each money donation. Cheques for money donations are mailed directly to the non-profit organisation, twice a year in June and December. All money donations requested between 1 May and 31 October will be disbursed in December. All money donations requested between 1 November and 30 April will be disbursed in June.

You can redeem your points at any time for a money donation (paid by bank transfer) to any non-profit organisation, including schools located in New Zealand, provided you have available a minimum of 1,000 points or $10. If you have any issues adding a charity or donating to your chosen charity, please call TerraCycle Customer Support on 0800-474-016 or email

If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the PROFILE tab (located on your account) and then simply visit and click "Edit My Profile". If you still need assistance or have questions please contact Customer Support at 0800-474-016 or email

No. Each organisation, including schools or student groups at a school or university, can only have one NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Brigade account. Any additional accounts will be suspended. If there are multiple individuals within an organisation that sign-up, please ensure the accounts are clearly differentiated (by floor, division, location etc)

No. Each individual can only have one NESCAFE® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Brigade account. Any additional accounts will be suspended

You will need to provide:
1) a contact person to oversee the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Brigade at your location
2) a valid email address
3) a valid mailing address in New Zealand

TerraCycle® Brigade programmes are open to every Kiwi from all locations in New Zealand, no matter where you are.

We welcome anyone from almost any organisation in New Zealand to join in our recycling efforts! There are some practical considerations your organisations should keep in mind. For example, our program is not designed to accommodate recycling centres.

This programme will only accept NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules including coffee, tea, chocolate and milk capsules. This program also accepts plastic Starbucks by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules.

Capsules from other brands, including Nespresso, will not be accepted.

Please log into your account on the TerraCycle website. Select the “BRIGADES” tab and then the option “Remove this Brigade” located under the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Brigade.