Coffee Grounds Used to Drive Fire Ants Out of Airport Runway

Coffee grounds go stale fast. They may not be useful for a good cup of coffee, but can still have other uses. So, perhaps don't toss away your spare coffee grounds yet.


One use of coffee grounds is to drive fire ants out of your way.

This is at least what one airport is doing.

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is using Starbucks coffee grounds of their 6 coffee serving locations to kill fire ants, mostly at runway lights.

They started doing it after Googling possible uses of used coffee grounds.

They are saving about $755 a year on expanses of taking the coffee grounds to the landfill, by recycling an average of 2,200 pounds of coffee grounds per week in the winter, and 800 a week in the summer.

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45069074

Yet more uses of coffee:

Coffee car fueled by coffee ground

Uses of coffee grounds: soaking hair, scaring off pests and removing odors

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Invitation 1.

Tell Us Your Hot Coffee Story

Do you have a great coffee story about this? Share it with the rest of us!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)



Didn't find what you were looking for?
Use this search feature to find it








































SIGN ON

To Get the FREE Coffee Tips Newsletter

Don't Miss a Single Issue!


Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Fresh-From-the-Coffee-Press.

Add to Google