Coffee pods are NOT accepted in curbside recycling. They are too small to be sorted at the recycling facility. Put them in the trash.
There are some mail-in programs for coffee pod recycling:
- Terracycle has a mail-in recycling program.
- Nespresso has a take-back program for their coffee pods.
Coffee grounds (separated from the pod) can go in food scraps.
Some coffee pod brands are compostable. Check the packaging and/or search for products on the Biodegradable Products Institute database.
Please note: when in doubt, throw it out. If you aren't sure if a coffee pod is certified compostable, throw it in the trash. It's best not to contaminate the food scraps.