Podback coffee pod recycling

Kerbside coffee pod recycling has come to Oxford through a new recycling service run by Podback!

Podback is the coffee pod recycling service. It’s the first of its kind in the UK. Created in partnership with the biggest names in coffee pod systems, Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Tassimo to give people simple and easy ways to recycle them.

Working with ODS, we are supporting the new recycling service, enabling you to recycle your coffee pods every week, as part of your normal kerbside recycling and waste collections.

Look out for leaflets through your door. These will give further details of the scheme and how you can register!

Please note: if you live in a flat or communal property, we will need to assess your collection arrangements. Please email us using the contact details below.

What you need to do:

1. Register for the Podback recycling service at the Podback website and order your FREE recycling bags

2. Podback will send you a roll of bags to recycle your aluminium or plastic coffee pods. Aluminium and plastic coffee pods must to be recycled in separate bags. If you use both type of coffee pods, you can request two rolls of bags (one for each pod type). Please only use these bags for kerbside collection of your pods. Once received, you can start recycling straight away

3. Once you have your bags, simply follow the instructions and put them out for kerbside collection with your other waste and recycling containers - place bags on top of your blue recycling or green waste bin lids by 7am on your normal collection day. Please note, we cannot collect these from your food caddy.

What types of coffee pods can be recycled?

Plastic and aluminium pods can be recycled using separate collection bags provided by Podback.

What happens to the pods once collected?

The pods are sent for reprocessing in the UK. The coffee grounds are used to create soil improver and renewable energy. The plastic and aluminium will be transformed into new products.

To find out more about the service, and if you can recycle your brand of pods, see our frequently asked questions page or visit the Podback website.