We are proud to announce Colonna as a member of Podback, allowing our UK customers a free, straight-forward and effective method of recycling their aluminium capsules.

Both Kerbside and Drop Off options are available. Please visit to see if your local authority already participates in Kerbside pickups (more are joining all the time). The Kerbside service allows you to leave your bag of used capsules out with your household recycling. For this, Kerbside specific bags are required and can be ordered through

Drop Off recycling bags can be ordered free of charge through Colonna. Once you have filled the Drop Off bag with your used aluminium pods (fitting approx. 60 Colonna capsules), simply take it to your nearest Collect+ store. Collect+ have over 7,000 local stores, open early until late, seven days a week, offering a place to drop off your recycling bags conveniently.

You will need a label to return your Podback bag with Collect+ which you can find here. These can be printed at home or in any Collect+ store for free.


Order your free recycling bags for kerbside coffee pod recycling. Simply fill your Podback recycling bag with used pods and leave out with the other waste and recycling.

Drop Off

Order coffee pods bags to drop off at participating Collect+ locations. Simply fill your Podback recycling bag with used pods and take to your nearest Collect+ store.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Podback?

Podback is a coffee pod recycling service. Created in partnership with 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. It's the first of its kind in the UK.

How do I get a hold of a recycling bag?

The recycling bag you need depends on the recycling collection route you are using.

The bags for kerbside are available through on the Podback website, if this service is available in your area. You will need to register to receive these bags. Please visit to find out if kerbside is available in your area.

The bags for Drop Off are available free here, and Podback hope to have them available in supermarkets soon.

What happens to the recycled pods?

Podback recycle each part of the coffee pod so every part of it, the packaging and the coffee, can be reused as much as possible.

The recycled materials will be reused to make something entirely new, like a drinks can, car parts or furniture.

Even the coffee from every pod is used to create renewable energy and compost.

x3 Aluminium Drop Off Recycling Bags

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