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Post  choksaw on 3/18/2010, 12:12 am

I found out from friend today that works there if you get to your local star bucks they will actualy give you free bags of used coffee grounds for free not sur eon the time frames so might be worth it stop in and ask. not sure if dunkin donuts or any other franchise does this but it never hurts to ask if you can help take out the trash lol

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Post  WardinWake on 3/18/2010, 9:15 am

@choksaw wrote:I found out from friend today that works there if you get to your local star bucks they will actualy give you free bags of used coffee grounds for free not sur eon the time frames so might be worth it stop in and ask. not sure if dunkin donuts or any other franchise does this but it never hurts to ask if you can help take out the trash lol

I picked up 8 large garbage bags of Starbucks used coffee grounds at one of their big stores in Newport News, VA. They gave me a sticker that they use on their smaller give away bags that state the used grounds are considered to be a "green compost additive" and the PH is 6.9.

"Green Compost" is great in a compost pile when mixed in with browns such as leaves, etc. In the, "ALL NEW Square Foot Gardening" book starting about page 92 Mel talks about composting.

God Bless, Ward.

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Post  Dan on 3/31/2010, 4:08 pm

Absolutely! I've been doing this for years at Starbucks and it's awesome! They will give me as much as I can carry. It goes right into the compost bin.

Only small issue is the espresso 'coins' are pretty solid and don't break up as easliy as I'd expect. I have found them fully intact after being in the compost pile for months. So now, I do a little dance on the garbage bag before I open it to try and break up the coins.

You can't beat the price!

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Post  Kabaju42 on 3/31/2010, 11:20 pm

Wow, caffinated plants: sounds like something to give to my fellow computer geeks

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Post  Jeff Buffington on 4/2/2010, 10:17 am

@Kabaju42 wrote:Wow, caffinated plants: sounds like something to give to my fellow computer geeks

funny post

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Post  camprn on 4/2/2010, 10:28 am

I have been using used coffee grounds in the garden for years, in the compost and as a mulch. I am fortunate that I have a friend who is a coffee roaster/ shop owner.
By the way, earthworms LOVE coffee grounds!!

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Post  herblover on 4/2/2010, 10:38 pm

My used coffee filter/grounds go into my compost bucket every day.

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Post  orionsbelt on 4/5/2010, 9:06 am

You may want to check in with the Starbucks employees to find when they usually have a lot of coffee grounds. My local Starbucks has someone who seems to go in every morning right before me!

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Post  nancy on 4/5/2010, 9:48 am

They call it the "Grounds to Gardens" program. My Starbucks has been out every time I've gone in to get some. So last year I began collecting grounds from work. I don't drink coffee, so I don't have my own grounds at home. I keep a glad cookie container in my car and bring home several every week - sometimes more sometimes less depending on the time of year.

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