Kerbside coffee pod recycling collection now available in Oxford

Many people are unaware that coffee pods are recyclable

People living in Oxford will be able to recycle both plastic and aluminium coffee pods, after the city council partnered with a new recycling service.

The scheme will begin on the 9th of August and residents will be able to sign up for the new service, where they will be asked what type of coffee pod they use.

The council says the service will help to reduce residual waste and increase its recycling rate.

The service will support pods from all major brands

The authority has partnered with Podback to deliver the new service, which will send the pods for reprocessing to separate the packaging from the coffee grounds.

Once a person has registered they will be sent a role on recycling bags, which can be placed on top of their blue or green waste bin lid on collection day.

Councillor Lubna Arshad, Cabinet Member for Parks and Waste Reduction said:

“With more people working from home and drinking coffee, the expansion of the recycling service to collect coffee pods couldn’t come at a better time.

Our residents want to do the right thing for the environment and recycle as much as possible. The coffee pods will be collected every week for recycling using both our household recycling and waste vehicles.”