Good to-go Coffee Cup Recycling

Launched in partnership with Veolia and Westminster City Council, the scheme covers a number of high-footfall streets in the West End, including Piccadilly, St James’s and Leicester Square. 

How can you recycle your coffee cups?

There has been lots of discussion about whether coffee cups can be recycled or not. Luckily, the answer is that they can, but they must be collected and sent to a specialist facility.

To dispose of your cup in the right way, look for the specialised on-street red bins displaying the Good To-Go logo. Westminster street cleaners are also kitted out with purpose-built coffee cup recycling bins, to collect any additional cups.

Westminster City Council also offers a coffee cup collection service to all businesses in the West End. For more information, please visit their website here.

What happens to your cup after it’s recycled?

All cups collected through the scheme will be taken to Veolia’s hub in London, where they will undergo a separation process to guarantee all unwanted items have been removed. This approach allows for a much higher quality of material that can be reprocessed into a new product. Veolia then use a specialist pulping machine, which separates the fibres of the cup from the plastic lining, enabling these fibres to be recycled. Our coffee cups are recycled into new high-quality paper with James Cropper, more information can be found on their website here.

If you would like to learn more about this recycling scheme, please contact Christina Wells christina.wells@heartoflondonbid.co.uk