Tips on How Lane Cove Can Recycle Nespresso Pods

coffee pods

We love our coffee in Lane Cove and you can bet your sweet latte, that many Lane Cove homes have a Nespresso Machine and that means Nespresso Pods.  The pods have become a bit controversial.

The former head of Nespresso, Jean-Paul Gaillard is claiming that coffee pods are killing the environment. In an interview with the ABC Jean-Paul Gaillard said that certain pods are made from a combination of plastics and aluminum with organic matter inside, the coffee pods are not biodegradable.  It apparently takes between 150 to 500 years for aluminum and plastic capsules to breakdown in landfill. Nespresso has taken steps to promote recycling and there are now several ways you can recycle your Nespresso Pods so they do not end up as landfill.

Nespresso has taken steps to promote recycling and there are now several ways you can recycle your Nespresso Pods so they do not end up as landfill.

Drop them off at Pureflowers Lane Cove

Lane Cove is lucky enough to have a place where they can be recycled.  Pureflowers has a Lane Cove recycling program for Nespresso capsules. Pureflowers is participating in a nationwide environmental program to help recycle coffee capsules. Nespresso has joined with recycling and upcycling experts TerraCycle Australia to expand their recycling program at additional collection points around the country at florists, garden centres and nurseries. Lane Cove residents can now recycle their used Nespresso capsules at no cost by visiting Pure Flowers and dropping their capsules (sealed in any plastic bag which will also be recycled) into the in-store recycling collection box.

“Pure Flowers has been delivering flowers in the Lane Cove area for 20 years. This program is an exciting initiative for our florist that’s good for the planet and makes recycling capsules accessible for locals. We’re happy to chat to customers that drop in and why not grab some fresh flowers on your way!” said Ludmila Fedorovitch, co-owner Pureflowers. The capsules will then be recycled at Nespresso’s recycling plant. Only Nespresso capsules made for in-home consumption are accepted as part of this program.  You can find out more about Nespresso’s recycling programme here.


Drop them off at Nespresso Chatswood Chase.

Simply collect and deposit your used capsules at the Chatswood Chase Nespresso Boutique.

Become a Bulk Collector (great for stratas or for a local small business)

Any Nespresso Club Member (free to join) can become a bulk collector of used Nespresso aluminum capsules, free of charge. Whether you are a Strata Manager, a Small Business Owner or simply a Club Member who is passionate about recycling, you can join our Bulk Collection Recycling Program. Simply request a bulk recycling box that will hold up to 1,500 used capsules, and we will collect it when it’s full, all free of charge.

Want a Bulk Collection Recycling Box? Call 1800 623 033



Send via Australia Post

Nespresso has recently partnered with Australia Post, making recycling as easy as finding your nearest Post Box. Simply pop up to 130 used Nespresso aluminum capsules into one of the specially designed satchels, and drop into your nearest Post Office or Red Street Australia Post Box. When you buy the satchels, Nespresso will cover the cost of the postage.

How You Can Recycle Nespresso

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