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How are Used Coffee Pods Disposed?

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to your coffee pods once you have thrown them away? Well, the answer is simple; many of them are deposited in landfills. This is something we should put an end because it is detrimental to the environment. We can do this by developing ways to make use of them even after brewing coffee. 

Here are some of the things you can do with used coffee pods.

Organisers For Supplies/Accessories

After you have finished using your coffee pod, you can use it to organise accessories. You first wash it and then leave it to dry. Once it is dry, pick it up and put all your supplies/accessories in it. Once this is done, you can place the pod with supplies in an area that is easily accessible. Doing so saves a lot of time in instances when you need to use those items. Some of these items are stapes, pins, and rubber bands.

Make Flavored Ice Cubes

Another thing you can do with used coffee pods is using them to make flavoured ice cups. You can just place your favourite fruit juice in clean pods and then place them in the freezer. One they are fully frozen, you are good to go.

Seed Starters

With a filter and a hole in the bottom, you can easily use your coffee pods as a seed starter. A seed starter is a vessel you use to provide seeds with the strongest start. You just spoon a little amount of soil and add a few seeds. Thereafter you can start monitoring your seeds as they grow.

Decorating Christmas Tree

Christmas is known as the season of cool and fun items. You can get your house into the festive season mood by using coffee pods. One way you can do this is by decorating the coffee pods in various colours and designs. You can then place a string through the bottom hole and hang them on the Christmas tree. This can add a slight spark nothing; else can simply because you make it to exactly what you want. You can also involve your kids to help you make some nice and unique designs. 

Easter Egg Holder

During Easter, as you play scavenger hunt with your kids, there are instances where eggs rollover. This may make them get lost, or someone unintentionally crushes them. That is why it is necessary to have an egg holder. If you have old coffee pods, these could help you hold your Easter eggs. You can decorate the pods as much as you want just to make them more appealing.

Painting Cups

If you are an artist or just a painting a fanatic, you can just use a used coffee pod as a painting cup. Basically, it will serve as the container where you place your different paint colours. This will save you from wasting using kitchen utensils and ruining them. One thing you should know is that the pods need to be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Failure to do so, the coffee remains will ruin the paints and, of course, your masterpiece.

Making Halloween Lanterns

Used coffee pods can also be repurposed into Halloween lanterns. You will need three things, namely, a marker pen, coffee pods, and LED tea light candles. The first thing you need to do is clean it to remove any coffee remains and dry it. Once it is dry, you turn it upside-down and use a permanent marker to draw scary/ghost faces. Once this is done, you place the coffee pod on top of the LED tea light and light it up.


The things we have highlighted here are just a small chunk of the many things one can do with used coffee pods. Even with this, there will still come a time where you will need to throw some pods away due to one or two reasons. 

If you ever feel the need to get rid of coffee pods, just call Paul’s Rubbish Removal. We can collect such items from your home and get rid of them without you having to lift a finger. Call us now on 0407 125 125

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Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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