Coffee Grounds & Filter

Compost

Updated on November 27, 2018

Share

Instructions

Both coffee grounds and paper filters are compostable, so put in green cart.

Alternatives

Avoid single-use coffee pods and use a french press to avoid any filter use. Buy coffee that has either a Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, or Organic label. Coffee grounds can also be used to get rid of gophers by placing the grounds in the burrows. Resuable coffee filters made of fiber are available for purchase at the Ecology Center

Facts

Coffee grounds are a great source of nitrogen for any compost pile.

Want to be quickly up to speed about recyling in Berkeley?

Discover our recycling guidelines
Resourceful mobile app waiting list

Sustainability is easier with an app.

Join the early users

Become a member of the Ecology Center!

The Ecology Center depends on the support and participation of our members.

Become a member today