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Recycle Coffee

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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How to Recycle Coffee

GROUNDS

Don't know what to do with your leftover grounds? Rather than throwing them away, try recycling them in one of our interesting ways.

  1. Use coffee grounds as plant food. Dilute your leftover coffee grounds to make your very own homemade plant food. To make, mix one part leftover coffee grounds with four parts cool water, and water your plants once every other week.
  2. Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a cotton swab. It's an easy, inexpensive way to restore your furnishings.
  3. Throw coffee grounds on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce the spread of dust.
  4. Use coffee grounds to dye clothing or paper.
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campingmomof4
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:58 PM
  1. Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a Q-tip
  2. Sprinkle around areas where pesky insects, slugs and snails dwell to drive them away
  3. Mix with soil as a natural fertilizer for plants
  4. Dye clothing or paper
  5. Rub into your dog as an organic flea dip
  6. Fill old nylons and hang in your closet or fridge to repel odors
  7. Use to fill old pin cushions
  8. Scrub away grease and grime from pots and pans
  9. Throw on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce dust from spreading
  10. Feed to worms to help with your garden
  11. Rub on your hands to eliminate odors
  12. Mix 1/4-cup grounds with one egg white and massage onto face like a mud pack

If you’re not an avid coffee drinker but you live near a coffee shop or café, you can always ask them for the old grounds. Places like Starbucks actually give bags of used grounds away to people who use them for their home and gardens.

Recycling is just one way that we can help maintain the natural beauty of our environment, so next time you drink a cup of coffee save those coffee grounds for future use!



Rushn311
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Didn't know there were so many things to do with..I just toss mine out but I don't do it often.

Bradensmommy719
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Good to know i need to dry them and put them in a bottle. I can use them in several of those ways
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lizzig
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:08 PM

 interesting.  never knew you could use grounds for furniture repair.

at school we'll put our coffee grinds in with the compost for the gardens.  can't do that at home though since we live in an apartment & aren't able to compost.

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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I wash mine down the drain. I and dh only drink one small pot a day, so two scoops of coffee every day.

Quoting Rushn311:

Didn't know there were so many things to do with..I just toss mine out but I don't do it often.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM
I didn't know about any of these either. Now I have to try to re use them.

Quoting lizzig:

 interesting.  never knew you could use grounds for furniture repair.


at school we'll put our coffee grinds in with the compost for the gardens.  can't do that at home though since we live in an apartment & aren't able to compost.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Me too.

Quoting Bradensmommy719:

Good to know i need to dry them and put them in a bottle. I can use them in several of those ways
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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM
Thanks for posting this!
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lasombrs
by Sara on Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

use them again to make coffee and then in the compost

proudmommy690
by Christa on Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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tfs....i dont drink coffee (yet lol)
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