Launching a new coffee pod recycling scheme

Published: 01 Jul 2022

Coffee pod recycling

A new kerbside coffee pod recycling scheme is being introduced alongside the Council’s already very successful recycling project to collect small electricals, textiles and batteries.

Coffee pods have previously been a difficult item to dispose of sustainably. We are now working to deliver the service with the not-for-profit recycling organisation Podback who have partnered with coffee pod system manufacturers including Nespresso, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and Tassimo.

The new coffee pod service will help support the Council’s aim to reduce waste, increase recycling and achieve carbon savings to help tackle climate change. It is the latest in a series of innovative recycling initiatives from the Council, including the kerbside  weekly collection of batteries, textiles and small electrical items, and a recent food waste collection trial.

Commenting on the new scheme Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste Cllr Toni Bradnum said:

“We are always looking for innovative ways to recycle waste and avoid it going to landfill.

“We like to empower residents to make cleaner, greener decisions and we are sure that the introduction of this new coffee pod scheme will help build on our already excellent track record for recycling across the District.

“Introducing coffee pod collections through our existing kerbside recycling services will make it even easier for residents to participate at home whilst helping the Council increase the amount it recycles.”

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