Collecting Your Used Coffee Grounds


Gabriel Robinson

29 September 2021

If you're a café or any other coffee-serving establishment, you might be wondering how to reduce your waste. Your used coffee grounds don't have to go in the bin - we can collect them and give them a new life at Revive. Take a look and see how you can get in touch with us for coffee collections.

“Half a million tonnes of waste coffee grounds are thrown away in the UK each year.”

BBC News

Do you ever wonder how many coffee grounds get thrown straight into the bin after use? It’s estimated that 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste goes to landfill in the UK each year – more than the weight of the Empire State Building. Not only is this wasteful, it also contributes to global warming. When sent to landfill, coffee grounds generate greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. It’s these facts that led Revive founders Scott and Fergus to start the company in 2015.

Before the pandemic, we launched a local grounds collection service which allowed us to save 2.5 tonnes of coffee per week from landfill. Unfortunately, we had to cease collection due to lockdowns and café closures. But we never stopped planning our return to the world of collecting coffee waste.

With cafés around the country open again, and the amount of coffee waste being discarded, it’s the best time for us to get back into collecting grounds. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be launching a local, pilot collection service which will allow us to collect waste sustainably and measure our impact.

While we’re yet to launch this service, it’ll be coming to the Glasgow area in the near future. If you’re a café or another coffee-serving establishment and you’re interested in having us collect your used coffee grounds, get in touch with us by clicking the button below. We’d love to hear from you. Together we can reduce coffee waste and slow down the impacts of climate change.