Instead of throwing away your ground coffee after use, place it in a pan to make this!

14 Creative Ways to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

Most of us like to start our day with a fresh carafe of coffee every morning. But this delicious and aromatic ritual can take a toll. Dripping coffee filters and the wet beans they contain are a mess! You probably throw them in the trash, but, not so fast.

There are many things you can do with those beans. Once you know about them, you won’t waste them anymore!


The grains attract worms and are good for water retention and drainage, making plants happy!


Pest control

You may love the smell of coffee, but many unwanted creatures do not.


Coffee beans add nitrogen to your compost.


Carrots love coffee beans! Add some to their soil and they’ll grow faster.


Remove dirt from your pans by rubbing them with ground coffee!


Deodorize your fridge with a little coffee in a bowl.


Putting a little ground coffee down your drain can get rid of bad odors.


Do your hands smell? Rub some ground beans on them to get rid of the smell.

Scratches on wood

Rubbing ground coffee on scratches on wood will remove the discoloration

Air freshener

Placing coffee beans near the vents will make your home smell fresh

Ash catcher

Throwing coffee beans on your logs before burning them will prevent volatile ashes.


Candles made with coffee beans will give your home an incredible scent.


Using ground coffee beans as an exfoliator will lighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Hair treatment

Rubbing your hair with ground coffee beans will make it shine like never before

I had no idea I was throwing away something so practical every day!


People usually discard the grounds left behind after it’s brewed, but after reading this article, you may reconsider throwing them out.

Coffee grounds have many practical uses around the home and garden and can even help spruce up your beauty routine.

If you don’t make a lot of coffee at home, most coffee shops have an abundance of coffee grounds that they are willing to give away