How can I dispose of used coffee grounds, without putting them in with household garbage?

How can I dispose of used coffee grounds, without putting them in with household garbage?

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  1. Although UK councils* offer green waste collections (into which you can put your coffee grounds and other food waste), the Royal Horticultural Society encourages home composting because it does not involve heavy transport, with its associated environmental costs.
    If you have a garden, then buy a composting bin. Or use one provided (in the UK) by some local authorities. Place the bin directly onto the soil in light shade or shade.
    Put your used coffee grounds into it every day, together with grass clippings, annual weeds, vegetable kitchen waste, manure etc. Up to two-thirds of the content can be woody material such as prunings, wood chippings, small pieces of paper and cardboard, straw or dead leaves.
    Garden compost can take between six months and two years to reach maturity. Mature compost will be dark brown, with a crumbly soil-like texture and a smell resembling damp woodland.
    * EDIT: According to today’s (Feb 10th) Daily Telegraph, fewer than one-half of the local authorities in England provide collections for food waste, separately from general household rubbish which goes to landfill.

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  2. IF you were in an area that you could create a compost pile outside and away from your neighbors and your pets and ANY interference or runoff off of YOUR property (NOT a leased apartment balcony or a leased house’s yard!), then I suppose you could compost them.
    But, seriously, why? Coffee grounds are perhaps 4 oz of wet, smelly dirt each day. Just throw them in the trash; keeping the house and kitchen clean and sanitary is why we have trash collection services in civilized countries. Once in the trash, and then in a civilized country’s landfill, they are available for recycling THERE along with tons of other trash that can reasonably be gathered and use the generated gases for heat or venting responsibly.

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  3. Q: “How can I dispose of used coffee grounds, without putting them in with household garbage?”
    All of our coffee grounds go into our compost bins. Great stuff. We have done this for decades!
    If you do not have compost, maybe you can find a neighbour or friend who does.

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  4. Since coffee grounds are already pretty finely ground, you can just spread them over a grass lawn. I have a composter, so I put mine in there, but they would be fine thrown onto the earth.

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