Recycling Program for
Used Coffee Bags

Send us your empty, used coffee bags (from any coffee brand)
and receive a 10% discount on your next online order of $35 or more!
Applicable in Canada ONLY

One of the things we have been struggling with in our business is finding environmentally-friendly packaging that also maintains the freshness of our coffee beans. In order to maintain freshness, the majority of coffee bags are high barrier, which means they have a foil lining on the inside and a thin layer of plastic on the outside. (These are the type of bags you will find on most grocery store shelves, as well as in coffee shops.) Because they are made up of these two materials laminated together, most recycling programs in Canada will not accept them.

After some research, we have discovered a company in Canada that recycles the “non-recyclable” including used coffee bags! This has inspired us to start our own recycling program to help reduce some of this waste that ends up in our landfills, oceans, etc.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Collect your empty, used coffee bags (they can be from any brand)

    • while you’re at it, why not collect bags from family, friends, co-workers, etc.?

  2. Fit as many bags as you can into an envelope

    • we like to use 9 in. x 12 in. (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) kraft paper envelopes since they are the perfect size to fit most coffee bags

    • a pre-addressed envelope will now be included with all online orders

  3. Fill out the form below so we know that we are expecting some mail from you and so we can email you a discount code

    • if you received a pre-addressed envelope from us with your last online order, you can skip this step

  4. Mail your envelope full of empty, used coffee bags to this address:

    Mugging Whales Coffee
    21 Virden Crescent
    Winnipeg, MB
    R2C 2A3

    • we recommend using Canada Post — postage will range from $2.00 to $6.00, as long as your envelope meets the requirements for Lettermail™ (10.62 in. x 14.96 in. x 0.8 in. and weighs less than 500g)

  5. As soon as we receive your used coffee bags, we’ll email you a discount code to use on your next online order of $35 or more (before shipping) **

    ** excludes Monthly Subscription Box

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