How should I dispose of your compostable and biodegradable coffee pods?
Depending on your local council’s food waste processing facilities, when placing coffee pods into your council-run food waste collection bin they will be processed into compost or liquid fertilizer within around 12 weeks.
By avoiding landfill, you’ll also reduce the resulting methane emissions produced by coffee grounds in landfill. Should capsules go into your black bin though and they are sent to an incinerator, then they will help create ‘energy from waste’ but won’t produce the volatile or toxic gases or residue that plastic and aluminium coffee capsules produce.
Ultimately, the incredibly diverse (bonkers!) recycling requirements and facilities provided by different UK councils means there is little consistency in how your food and garden waste is processed but this is thankfully something the Government is looking into as part of their Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England.