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Manage My Life

What's the best way to dispose of coffee grinds from a french press?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 8th, 2011

Is it ok to put the grinds down the sink drain? Or should I be throwing them in the trash?

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Throw the coffee grounds in the trash, I would avoid putting them down the garbage disposal as they can easily clog your drain. You can also be creative with them by making a exfoliating scrub for your legs.
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September 19th, 2010
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send them to France.
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September 18th, 2010
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YOU CAN USED THEM AS FERTILIZER FOR YOU PLANTS. JUST MIX THEM IN WITH THE SOIL!
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September 18th, 2010
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If you live where gardeners add lime to their soil, mix the grounds with ground up egg shells (or lime if you have a bag kicking around). If you are where gardeners add acidifiers, put as much of your grounds as you want in your garden or compost.
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September 18th, 2010
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September 18th, 2010
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Stephen's right, composting or just putting coffee grounds in the garden is great. But there's also another fun endeavor to get started on. Explore starting a worm farm! I have one right outside my back door. You can buy one or make your own. Use the web to search for ideas. I have a "Worm Factory." It has stacking bins that you start with one and then add another as the worms consume the decomposing kitchen scraps you add. I bought my first worms to add to my bin from a garden store. My grandchildren love to visit the worms to see how they're doing. Your pet worms will create the most wonderful, rich, soil amendment ever!
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September 18th, 2010
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From an environmental perspective, it may be surprising to find out that it is better to put your grounds in the trash then down the garbage disposal! Coffee grounds, and other food wastes that go into your disposal, end up at a wastewater treatment center as solid waste where they add to the need for chemical treatment and are filtered out as sludge. If you have a septic system, coffee grounds add to the accumulated material that needs to be cleaned out periodically.

Your best bet for coffee grounds is to add them to a compost pile or add water to your press pot and pour it out in your garden! Coffee grounds are a great source of nitrogen. Did you know Starbucks has encouraged this practice since 1995 with their Grounds for Your Garden program? Learn more at [starbucks.com[

For a look at products that come from recycled coffee ground materials, check out this company in Connecticut – Ground to Ground, LLC. - [ground2groundllc.com[

I hope that this helps! Good luck!
by Manage My Life
June 16th, 2010
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I've been told a small amount of grinds washing down the sink won't matter, but a whole load over time can bind to greasy substances stuck to the pipe walls, and lead to clogs.

Good news - coffee grinds are recycle! Save them and see the link below for ways to reuse!
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