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coffee and compost Q

Posted by vicjg 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 18, 08 at 11:53

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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RE: coffee and compost Q

Dump it all in there.

RE: coffee and compost Q

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

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

RE: coffee and compost Q

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!

RE: coffee and compost Q

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.

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