Eastleigh Borough Council, in partnership with Podback, is the only Council in Hampshire to recycle coffee, tea and hot chocolate pods.
The Council is working with Podback to provide this new free recycling service, helping residents to recycle their coffee, tea and hot chocolate pods at home.
The Council started collecting pods at the end of March and within that three month period we have already :
- Collected 4 tonnes of pods
- Collected 250,000 actual pods
- 2,700 customers that have signed up, around 4% of our households
Podback have stated that our recycling of pods is going really well and we have one of the highest tonnages and largest number of signups in the first three months of participating Councils across the country.
Cabinet Lead for Environment Cllr Rupert Kyrle said, “We are really pleased to be the first Council in Hampshire working with Podback to open up this new kerbside recycling opportunity for our residents. I'm thrilled that so many or our residents have already started to recycle their pods – I encourage all residents to sign up to this free recycling service.”
Podback is a nationwide, not-for-profit, coffee pod recycling service. Created by the biggest names in coffee pod systems, Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Tassimo, to give people who enjoy the quality and taste of coffee pods simple and easy ways to recycle them.