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Podback Service

What is Podback?

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

How do I recycle my pods through Podback?

Kerbside - With Kerbside you simply fill your Podback recycling bag with used pods and leave it outside with your other waste and recycling on your normal waste collection day. You get your kerbside recycling bags by registering for this service. Find out if kerbside is available in your area via the checker above

Drop Off - With Drop Off you can take your filled Podback recycling bag to your nearest Collect+ store. Collect+ with local stores around the UK offering a place to drop-off your recycling bags. You will need a label to return your Podback bag. These can be printed at home or in any Collect+ store for free*. Recycling bags for Drop Off are available from participating brand websites and we hope to have these available in supermarkets soon. Please note that all Collect+ stores currently have the facility to print labels in store.

When will kerbside collection be available in my area?

We are in positive discussions with several local authorities, and hope to have more operational soon.

Why aren’t pods currently collected as part of household recycling?

While pods are technically recyclable, because of their size and weight they cannot be easily sorted and processed within the UK’s existing waste infrastructure. We want to make pods as easy as possible to recycle, which is why we have launched Podback.

What is the carbon impact overall of the Podback scheme?

The carbon footprint of the service is very important to us and we are working with our partners to ensure the service is as efficient as possible.

I am in Northern Ireland – can I use the Podback service?

Yes, the service covers the whole of the UK including Northern Ireland.

I am in the Republic of Ireland – can I use the Podback service?

No, the service will initially cover the whole of the UK including Northern Ireland, but we are already looking at how and when we will expand to the Republic of Ireland in the future.