Recycling Guide

Aluminium coffee capsules

Illustration of five bright aluminium coffee capsules

First enjoy, then recycle! Aluminium coffee capsules perfectly preserve the flavour of the coffee. Even better: aluminium capsules can also be recycled.


What goes into the collection bin

Used aluminium coffee capsules.

What doesn’t go into the collection bin

Capsules made of other materials, such as plastics or biodegradable materials, or other packaging made of aluminium, for example cans.


You can dispose of your aluminium capsules here

You can return aluminium coffee capsules at the recycling board in all our branches. You can also dispose of your aluminium coffee capsules in marked containers in your community or in the existing Nespresso collection system.

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How aluminium capsules are recycled

In capsule recycling, the aluminium is separated from the coffee and further processed. Some of the recovered aluminium is used for new capsules and some of it is used for the industrial manufacture of window structures, bicycles or cars. The coffee grounds are used to produce biogas.

Did you know?

Aluminium coffee capsules don’t go into the general aluminium containers in community recycling. This is because, as part of a conventional aluminium waste collection, they would be rejected by the modern technical equipment and would end up in landfill. We want to prevent this because we’d rather reuse the valuable aluminium and coffee grounds!

Together for more recycling

Recycling protects the climate and conserves the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we want to do our bit together with you.

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