Recycle Your Used Coffee Bags!

Send us your empty Mugging Whales Coffee bags and receive a FREE bag of coffee!

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

By mail:

  1. Collect nine (9) empty Mugging Whales Coffee bags

  2. Mail your empty coffee bags to us at this address (postage not included):

    Mugging Whales Coffee
    ATTN: Heather Klassen
    PO BOX 99900 HS 130 024
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3P 1G3

  3. We'll add 500 Coffee Beans to your Rewards account, which can be redeemed for $21 OFF (one free 340g bag of coffee!) on a future online order

Drop off at The Locals Collective:

Bring nine (9) empty Mugging Whales Coffee bags to The Locals Collective in the Outlet Collection Winnipeg. Please make sure they are clearly marked with:

  • our name (Mugging Whales Coffee)
  • your name AND email address

Once we receive your bags from the store (this could take a couple of days), we will send an email notification with any rewards points earned. These points are to be redeemed through our website, NOT in-store.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a drop off location ONLY. You won't receive a free 340g bag, or rewards points, at time of drop off.

Do you have coffee bags from other brands?

We can recycle those too! Unfortunately they won’t count toward your free bag, but it does get them out of the landfills. Just send them to us along with your nine (9) empty Mugging Whales Coffee bags and we’ll make sure they all get recycled!


If you're a new online customer, please send us a message with your name and email address so we can get your rewards account started once we receive your empty bags!