Fairfield Parish Council

CBC launches new coffee pod recycling scheme

January 29, 2024

CBC has spilled the beans, this week they’re launching a new coffee pod recycling scheme, in collaboration with Podback.

Now, you can effortlessly recycle your coffee, tea, and hot chocolate pods as part of your regular kerbside recycling collection.

Getting started is simple:

  1. Sign up: Create a free Podback account and order your free recycling bags. Two rolls of recycling bags will be sent to you within 7–10 working day.
  2. Fill up and set out: Fill your bags, then place them on top of your kerbside waste or recycling bin by 7.00 am on your normal bin collection day
  3. Recycle: CBC will then take them away for Podback to recycle them; where they’ll be made into other products, energy and soil improvers
  4. Easy reordering: Running low on bags? No problem! Log into your Podback account and reorder at your convenience

What pods can be recycled?
Podback collection bags cater to plastic and aluminium pods for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and milk from participating Podback member brands. When signing up, specify your pod brand to receive the correct bag—white for aluminium pods and green for plastic pods.

Living in flats?
For those in flats with communal bin collections the Podback drop off service is available. Visit the Podback website for details.

What happens to the pods?
Specialist processing plants transform the plastic and aluminium into new items like cans and trays, while coffee grounds power renewable energy and enhance soil.

Last modified: January 29, 2024

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