5 ways to recycle your coffee grounds

15 May 2017

Fresh coffee is a delicious way to get your caffeine fix, but what can you do with those nutrient rich grounds once you're finished with them?

We've put together our five favourite ways to put your coffee grounds to good use!

1) Add them to your compost heap
Coffee grounds are a 'green' composting material, meaning that they are rich in nitrogen and when combined with carbon-rich materials such as paper and dried leaves, make for brilliantly nutritious compost.
2) Use them as odour absorbers
Coffee grounds are the solution you have been looking for when it comes to refrigerator odours. Simply fill a small container with your leftover coffee grounds, place them in the fridge and prepare for say goodbye to bad odours!

3) Create a DIY skin exfoliator
Coffee is great for your skin and when mixed with a little coconut oil, your leftover coffee grounds can be turned into a nutrient-rich product to exfoliate your skin.

4) Use as pest repellent
Recycle your coffee grounds by sprinkling them around your plants to keep pests such as slugs, ants and snails away!

5) Clean green!
Avoid harmful chemicals and scrub your pots and pans with abrasive coffee grounds instead. Not only is this great for the environment, but it will also do wonders for your hands!

We are an experienced team of recycling specialists based in Dorset and Oxfordshire, with expertise in all areas of recycling and waste disposal ranging from cardboard recycling and End of Life Vehicle Collection, to trade waste disposal and metal recycling. For more information about our recycling services, or for further advice on how you can make a difference at home, contact our team on 01202 675564 today.

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