Kitchen recycling tip: Coffee grounds
- Mix them with the soil around acid loving plants like raspberries, blueberries, azaleas, rhododendrons, and heather – but don’t go overboard.
- Add them to compost. The acidity in the grounds will mix well with the dried leaves and garden debris to make a nutrient rich mixture.
- Sprinkle around plants that are in danger from slugs and snails.
- Sprinkle the grounds around the base of your house to keep ants out.
- Dry the grounds in a thin layer on a coffee sheet. Place dried grounds in a container with holes in the lid or in a tied old nylons and use as a deodorizer for the refrigerator.
- Rub your hands in wet grinds to remove fish, onion or garlic odor.
- Scrub greasy pots and pans with them – they are a naturally abrasive.
- Use old grounds as a skin exfoliant – I don’t know if this one actually works but several sources recommended it. Proceed at your own risk.