While K-Cup® pods were designed to be recycled in 3 easy steps* through local recycling programs, the K-Cycle® program was created with your unique business needs in mind. It incorporates handy, branded recycling boxes that can be easily couriered, and it’s facilitated by our strong partnership with a local waste resource recovery company that specializes in recycling programs.
* Some municipalities require additional steps. May not be recyclable in your area. Check with your local recycling facility for updated information or take part in the K-Cycle® commercial recycling program.
Keurig® K-Cup® pods, made from #5 plastic, are easily identifiable thanks to the on-pack recycling instructions and the #5 resin identification code that appears on the bottom of the pod itself.
By collecting Keurig® Genuine K-Cup® pods, you help reduce the risk of contamination and support the recycling of your used pods to their fullest value.
The process is simple. Once brewed, place your K-Cup® pods in the K-Cycle® recycling box. Once the box is full, close the liner bag with the provided zip tie and contact Purolator to arrange for pick-up. The box is then shipped to Emterra Group who collects the K-Cup® pods and separates their components to ensure that the plastic gets recycled, the aluminum lids are repurposed, and the coffee grounds/tea is composted.
Optimize the in-room service experience thanks to K-Cycle®. Provide your hotel guests with our compact countertop containers to dispose of their used K-Cup® pods and help them keep their rooms tidy. For housekeeping services, it’s a practical solution that allows them to quickly collect the used pods when cleaning. Used pods are then collected and shipped to get recycled to their fullest value.
K-Cycle® recycling/shipping boxes come kitted with a clear plastic liner bag, zip tie and prepaid shipping label.