Are Starbucks® coffee K-Cup® pods recyclable?
Yes, Starbucks® coffee K-Cup® pods are recyclable in select locations, but may not be recycled in your area. Please check with your local recycling facility for updated information.
In municipalities that accept them, K-Cup® pods can be recycled in 3 easy steps:
- Allow the pod to cool. Starting at the puncture, peel and dispose of the lid.
- Compost or discard coffee grounds. Filter can remain.*
- Recycle the empty K-Cup® pods in the recycling bin.
Some municipalities require additional steps. Please check locally to validate what specific instructions might apply in your area.
*When recycling K-Cup® pods containing hot chocolate or specialty beverages, step 2 is not required.