How to Recycle Nespresso Pods

Did you know that many people don’t even realize that Nespresso pods are recyclable? More than one-third of them are thrown in the trash, which results in millions of pounds of waste each year! That’s why recycling your Nespresso pods is important — not only can it help save the environment, but it also saves you money.

The pods from Nespresso machines are made of aluminum, which can be recycled into other aluminum products. If you’re unsure how to recycle your used Nespresso Pods, several outlets make it easy to find drop-off locations near you. This means that you don’t have to figure out what to do with your pods by yourself, and you can save them from landfills and help the environment simultaneously!

How Do You Recycle Nespresso Pods?

Just follow these simple steps to recycle Nespresso pods.

Order Recycling Bag

You can order a recycling bag online from the Nespresso official website “” Then click “Order Recycling Bags” under the “Recycling” dropdown menu and order the bag. (It is free)

Fill Used Pods

Fill all used capsules into a bag and close it. You should place the bag close to the machine and fill it with used pods when you’re done.

Find Dropoff Location

Enter your location in the “Find a Dropoff Location” section of the Nespresso official website “”

Drop the Bag

After finding out if there is a drop-off location near you, you can drop the bag at that location, and the company will take care of the rest.

How To Reuse Nespresso Pods?

Nespresso coffee makers are convenient and make great single-serve coffee, but the pods can be a bit expensive. You can save money by reusing your used pods for a different type of coffee. But first, you need to know how to properly.

  1. First, remove the aluminum cap and rinse it with clean water.
  2.  Put grounds into the capsule. Ensure to leave 1 mm of air at the top.
  3.  Take an aluminum foil and cut it with scissors to a size that is the same as the pod.
  4.  Reseal the pod by wrapping it in aluminum foil. Use some stick-on glue to seal the rim.

How Many Times Can You Use Nespresso Pods?

Nespresso advises that the pods can be used up to 03-04 times, but some say they’ve been able to use them more. Pods used multiple times may produce a different quality of coffee than new pods, so it’s best to replace them when they start producing poor-quality coffee.