I was contacted by a lovely lady today who is marketing manager for Humanitarian Coffee. They run 5 shops in the Brisbane city centre. The company would like to give us the coffee grounds from all five stores. This is something I have been trying to achieve in my own area with no luck. We are talking a couple of hundred kilos of grounds a week. As you know, you can grow mushrooms in them, use them in compost, use them pretty much as mulch - it's a great resource and would save a lot of landfill.
I intend to meet with them next week to talk about the logistics of pick-ups etc. They are in corporate buildings so really only want one person doing pick-ups.
My main issue is to see who is interested in getting access to this free resource. This would be one occasion where I would happily consider a north/south side thing. We could identify a person in the middle of each side of town. Arrange delivery/pick-up and that would decrease the need for us to travel to collect. Two pick-up points, if you will.
Who is interested? For how much potentially (1 bag a week, a 50 litre bin a week etc)? Potential depot sites? Let me know what you think.