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Coffee Grounds Compost

Composting with coffee is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise end up taking up space in a landfill. Composting coffee grounds helps to add nitrogen to your compost pile. Composting coffee grounds is as easy as throwing the used coffee grounds onto your compost pile. Used coffee filters can be composted as well. 


If you will be adding used coffee grounds to your compost pile, keep in mind that they are considered green compost material and will need to be balanced with the addition of some brown compost material.


What is Brown Material for Compost? 


Brown materials for composting consists of dry or woody plant material. Often, these materials are brown, which is why we call them brown material. Brown materials include: 


Dry leaves, Wood chips, Straw, Sawdust, Corn stalks, Newspaper.  


Brown materials help to add bulk and help allow air to better get into the compost. Brown materials are also the source of carbon in your compost pile. 


What is Green Material for Compost? 


Green materials for composting consists mostly of wet or recently growing materials. Green materials are oftentimes green in color, but not always. Some examples of green materials include: 


Food scraps, Grass clippings, Coffee grounds, Manure, Recently pulled weeds.


Green materials will supply most of the nutrients that will make your compost good for your garden. Green materials are high in nitrogen.

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