New kerbside coffee pod recycling service

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are launching a new service to help residents to recycle used coffee pods, in partnership with Podback, a not-for-profit recycling organisation.

The new coffee pod recycling service supports the Councils’ aims to reduce waste, increase recycling, save resources, and give materials a second life.

Residents will be able to recycle their plastic or aluminium coffee pods at home by signing up for free on the Podback website. They will be sent two rolls of Podback recycling bags (26 bags or six months’ supply) along with instructions on how to use the service.

Filled bags of used pods can then be put out alongside or on top (not inside) of the waste, recycling or garden waste container(s), on their usual recycling collection day. Residents living in flats can participate by using the Podback Drop Off service.

Once collected, the coffee pods will be sent to specialist recycling plants. The plastic and aluminium will be transformed into new products, including beverage cans, automotive components, building products and re-usable plastic crates, while the coffee grounds will be treated by anaerobic digestion to create renewable energy and soil improver. 

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