The UK consumes nearly 36 billion cups of coffee each year, generating over 250,000 tonnes of spent coffee ground waste in the process.

Reduce your carbon footprint today by using our coffee grounds recycling service.

Why should I recycle Coffee Grounds?

  • Save the planet: Each year over 5 million tonnes of waste coffee grounds are created (250,000 tonnes coming from the UK alone). When coffee grounds break down in landfills, they produce methane, a terrible greenhouse gas with a significant environmental impact contributing towards global warming. In fact, studies show they can be up to 80 times more potent compared to carbon dioxide (CO2).
  • Show customers your green thumb: In today’s world, customers care about sustainability… a lot. Sustainably disposing of your old coffee grounds showcases your commitment to a brighter future with less greenhouse gas emissions polluting the environment.
  • Contribute towards a circular economy: A circular economy is one where waste is minimal, resources are reused and unsustainable raw materials aren’t relied upon. Recycled spent coffee grounds serve a variety of purposes including biofuels, organic fertiliser and bioplastics.
  • Save money every month: Spent coffee grounds are wet and heavy – which can make general waste collection very expensive. With Envar, we work closely with our partners to ensure your business gets the best solution possible. 

How Does It Work?

1. Collection and Delivery

We accept waste coffee grounds from businesses large and small across the UK. Whether you’re the owner of a bustling café or a large retail centre generating a significant amount of coffee waste, we can arrange convenient options for collection or delivery. For avid coffee drinkers at home we can accept drop offs from homes local to our sites or through a post back delivery service.

2. Cleaning The Coffee Grounds

Once the waste coffee grounds arrive at our site, we initiate a thorough & meticulous cleaning process eliminating impurities and contaminants (any non-organic matter) to ensure only the purest grounds move forward in the production cycle. 

3. Partner Collaboration

After cleaning the coffee grounds, we work closely with partners to maximise the value and potential of the coffee grounds. These partnerships allow us to create a range of sustainable products in the circular economy such as coffee eco-fuel.

Recycle Your Used Coffee Grounds with Envar

Envar Composting is skilled in accepting and processing waste coffee grounds to create sustainable high-value products.

We are committed to sending zero waste to landfill, by providing environmentally friendly solutions for coffee grounds recycling while generating reusable materials that benefit our customers and the planet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Envar’s coffee grounds recycling service for?

Envar’s coffee grounds recycling service is for anyone looking for a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable way to dispose of coffee grounds waste. 

Whether you’re a nationwide barista chain, a local independent coffee shop in the heart of London or any other business establishment regularly using coffee beans, our service is for you. 

If you’re at home, there are many ways you can make the most of your coffee grounds such as sprinkling them on your grass, using them as a repellent for slugs and snails. Alternatively you can drop them off at one of our sites or through our post back delivery service. Contact us for further information. 

Where do we collect coffee grounds from?

As a recycling coffee grounds business, we make it as easy as possible for you, which is why we work with partners up and down the country to ensure accurate and timely coffee ground collection no matter where you’re based. 

If you prefer to send them to us, we’re more than happy to accept delivery. Get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to discuss collection and delivery options.

How often do we collect from you?

Our collection frequency depends entirely on you and your business. If you have coffee ground waste in bulk every week, we can arrange weekly collection. If you’re a smaller-scale operation, we can arrange a bi-weekly or monthly collection.

Our prices are bespoke and tailored to your needs; get in touch with us today to find out more about our collection service.

Can I drop off my coffee grounds at your site?

You can! At Envar, we make it as easy as possible to dispose of your coffee grounds – whether that’s arranging a collection or dropping it off yourself. However, we must ask that you get in contact with us beforehand to discuss this. 

Is the waste at our site fully traceable?

At Envar Composting, we take waste management seriously. 

We ensure that all waste entering our site is fully traceable, guaranteeing transparency and accountability throughout the entire process. By tracking the origin and journey of the waste coffee grounds, we can maintain the highest quality control standards and sustainability.

Why can't I put coffee beans in the bin?

When you dispose of coffee beans in a regular bin, it can, and often does, end up in a landfill where it will decompose and emit harmful greenhouse gases like methane, which is a far more potent contributor to global warming than carbon dioxide.