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Nespresso Coffee Capsule Recycling Programme

Recycle Nespresso coffee capsules through this programme

Recycle in partnership with Nespresso

Nespresso has joined with TerraCycle to provide a second life for used Nespresso coffee capsules through the Nespresso Coffee Capsule Recycling Program. Every time you enjoy Nespresso save the capsule and recycle it with TerraCycle.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

There is a growing network of public drop-off locations all around 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 be a florist or garden centre that is willing to collect on behalf of your community.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy! To find the closest location near you, enter your postcode into the map listed above.

We will be adding more public collection points constantly. 

What you can recycle in this programme

Program accepted waste: Nespresso Capsules

Best practices for recycling

Recycling Programme collectors place your Nespresso capsules in any secure plastic bag to avoid any leakage and drop them off at a Nespresso Coffee Capsule Recycling Programme Location. 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

The capsules are shredded and metals are melted 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 programme. While participants will be able to track how many units they sent in, they will not receive a payment for each unit.

Learn more about Nespresso

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

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