Starbucks makes good use of the gagillion spent coffee grounds they generate every day. The company started “Grounds for Your Garden” in 1995. The program has become an important part of Starbucks’ effort to reduce the environmental impact of its stores. Anyone can walk in and pick a FREE bag of used coffee grounds — usually found in a bucket or basket near the entrance or register (or both). Tip: Bags sometimes leak a little, so bring a plastic bag or box to transport them home. Pre-packaged bags of Grounds for Your Garden may not be available in all stores. Check for availability at your local Starbucks café, including those located within grocery stores or big box retailers.
While coffee grounds can be used for gardening and composting, there are many other uses for them. More info: Get free coffee grounds for gardening, composting and more at Starbucks – Living On The Cheap
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