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Nespresso Capsule Recycling Program

Recycle Nespresso capsules through this program.

Participating locations
4,256
Waste recycled
9,153,833

Recycle in partnership with Nespresso

Nespresso® has partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a new life for used Nespresso capsules. Every time you enjoy Nespresso, save the capsule and recycle it with TerraCycle

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Important!

This program is currently full. While you wait for more slots to become available in this program, we encourage you to recycle your Nespresso capsules at your nearest Nespresso Boutique or Public Drop-off Location. See the map below to find your nearest location.

If there are no Nespresso Boutiques or Public Drop-off Locations near you, we encourage you to look at our Coffee Capsules Zero Waste Box.

Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

As a Public Drop-off Location for the Nespresso Recycling Program you are allowing your whole community to contribute to your collections. Learn more about the Public Drop-off Locations program here

Please complete the application form to register your Public Drop-off Location. Nespresso will strategically approve applications based on their location, to make the program as accessible as possible.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking "Ship us your waste" and follow the prompts. Your shipping label will be emailed to your inbox. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by calling UPS at 1-800-PICK-UPS, informing UPS that you have a “Pre-paid Return Ship” label on a parcel that needs to be scheduled for a next business day pick up. Please ensure not to ship the box on your own UPS account, or you may be charged shipping fees.

What you can recycle in this program

Program accepted waste: Nespresso consumer capsules.

Please note we do not accept T-Discs, K-Cups or Nespresso Professional capsules.

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure the capsules are completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

The capsules are shredded, and the separated by material. Metals are smelted 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.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

Please note: there is no charitable contribution associated with shipments received through this program. While participants will be able to track how many units they sent in, they will not receive a payment for each unit. 

Resources

Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

Do it yourself projects

Here are some inspiring projects to show you how you can reuse your materials right at home

LEARN MORE ABOUT NESPRESSO

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

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