The Fresh Flower Market in Warrnambool are recycling coffee pods

Warrnambool has a new home for old coffee pods.

The Fresh Flower Market on Hyland Street has become a recycling depot for Nespresso coffee pods.

Used coffee capsules can be dropped at the flower market anytime during opening hours.

Making scents: Warrnambool Fresh Flower Market florist Lisa Kelson is encouraging coffee-drinkers in the community to recycle their used capsules and avoid landfill. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

Making scents: Warrnambool Fresh Flower Market florist Lisa Kelson is encouraging coffee-drinkers in the community to recycle their used capsules and avoid landfill. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

Florist Lisa Kelson said the city will benefit from the service.

“We needed a drop-off place in Warrnambool and I’m glad The Flower Market are taking this on,” she said.

“It’s a really popular service, people want somewhere to recycle their pods.”

Ms Kelson said the aluminium capsules were sent from Warrnambool to Melbourne regularly for recycling.

“As soon as our bins are full we post a sealed bag off to the recycling plant,” she said.

“It’s better than having them all end up in landfill.”

Nespresso representatives said aluminium from coffee capsules was washed and recycled while the coffee became compost.

“You can drop your used coffee pods anyday,” Ms Kelson said. “We just ask that you drop them off in a sealed bag.”

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