coffee and compost Q

vicjgAugust 18, 2008

I'm new to composting. I've been collecting coffee grounds from my office's break room to add to my pile. Should I be picking the filters out of this mess or can I be lazy and just dump it all in together in hopes that that the filter paper breaks down too? Thanks for your feedback!

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Dump it all in there.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 1:20PM
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rootdiggernc(Z-7A NC)

Here's a list of what you can and can't compost.

Here is a link that might be useful: Can I Compost It?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 2:02PM
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Heh.. I just thought about how posting a list may be helpful and was coming back to post one. Looks like you beat me to the punch. Nice list too!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 2:05PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

My experience is that I'm fishing those filters out years after trying to compost them. Must be a special weave to the paper that gives them the strength for hot coffee grounds and resists breakdown.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 11:52AM
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