Do not throw away your daily coffee grounds or tea from tea bags. Mulch or compost them. Plants, particularly acid loving plants, love them. I disperse them methodically around the yard by shaking them out as they are excellent organic matter and add a low dose of nitrogen.
If I have leftover coffee in the pot or tea, I dilute it and pour it out in the yard. I just alternate dispersal areas. Plants like azaleas , camellias, and blueberries particularly like the coffee, not to mention your grass. Read up on it. Do not send that organic matter to the dump.
I think the grounds are toxic to pets ;(
Anytime we are in a metropolitan area, we stop at Starbucks for the coffee grounds. We actually till them into the soil, not just sprinkle them on the ground.
I use teabags for a second time for tea soak for feet before they hit the compost.
Step 1 Place the teabags in the bottom of the basin and fill halfway with boiling water. Allow the tea to brew for about 10 minutes, or until dark.
Step 2 Remove the teabags. Let the tea soak cool for about 5 minutes so that you don't burn your feet. Stirring it gently with a wooden spoon will speed up the cooling process.
Step 3 Place your feet in the basin and soak them in the tea for about 30 minutes. Add a bit more hot water if the foot soak grows too chilly.
Step 4 Dry your feet with a clean towel. Shake a small amount of baby powder into your hands and smooth it over your feet. Repeat this treatment twice a day until the problem subsides.
Tea Soak found on ehow.com
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