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Latest updates on rollout of wheelie bins for refuse in Lewes district

Coffee pods and capsules

Home coffee machines mainly use pods or capsules made from different types of plastics with either plastic lid or an aluminium lid or are entirely made from aluminium.

Only the aluminium pods / capsules and lids can be recycled.  Some are marketed as being a sustainable and eco-friendly option or biodegradable. Again these sound like they should be easily recycled or even composted but unfortunately it is not something we can accept. The composting system needs to be of an industrial scale which we don't have and biodegradable items are usually made from a plant based material which is not recyclable although they may look like plastic.


Use a refillable pod or capsule


Theses are not easy to reuse

Recycle - in your household recycling bin

No thank you

Other places to recycle and other information

There are some independent schemes available which can be found on-line

Which?  Reusable, recyclable and compostable coffee pods

Refuse bin

Yes please

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