Coffeemaker F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. teamed up with international Trenton-based recycling company TerraCycle to offer coffee lovers a free, easy way to recycle Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve and Café La Llave single serve coffee pods and espresso capsules.

Through the Coffee Pod Recycling Program, consumers can now send in their used single serve coffee pods and espresso capsules to be recycled for free. To participate, sign up on the TerraCycle program page at and mail in the used pods and capsules using a prepaid shipping label. Note, that this particular program is only for Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve and Café La Llave single serve coffee pods and espresso capsules. Once collected, the packaging is cleaned, separated by material type, melted and remolded to make new recycled products while the residual coffee is sent to an industrial composting facility. Also, with every shipment sent to TerraCycle through the program, consumers can earn points that can be used for charitable gifts or converted to cash and donated to the non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.

“As coffee growers and roasters, my family built our business on a 150-year legacy and passion for coffee that runs deep and spans four generations,” said Lisette Gaviña Lopez, Executive Marketing Director at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. “Sustainability is at the core of every business decision we make, and as we innovate to meet the changing needs and preferences of our customers, we also look for new ways to minimize environmental impact. Through our partnership with TerraCycle we can now extend our environmental efforts beyond the shelf with a responsible recycling program for our espresso capsule and coffee pod customers.”

“At TerraCycle, we understand American’s love affair with a great cup of coffee – we share the sentiment,” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO.  “But through the Coffee Pod Recycling Program, coffee connoisseurs can enjoy their favorite pick-me-up, easily reduce waste, all without sacrificing the enjoyment of their favorite brew.”

The Coffee Pod Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization. For more information on TerraCycle’s recycling program, visit

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