Used coffee from five county McDonald’s stores will be donated as fertiliser to help fruit and vegetables grow at an allotment in Wellingborough.
Coffee grounds are good for acid-loving plants, like tomatoes, roses and fruit trees.
McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar, who runs stores in Raunds, Wellingborough and Northampton, is donating his stores’ used coffee grounds to the Brook Farm Allotment Society, based in Finedon Road, Wellingborough.
A spokesman for the allotment society said: “It’s a little known fact that coffee grounds are good for acid-loving plants, like tomatoes, roses and fruit trees.
“The allotments are always busy with keen gardeners and growers, so this ground coffee will be put to good use and we’re grateful to McDonald’s for their support.”
McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar said: “Wellingborough’s Brook Farm Allotment Society is a fantastic community initiative, which I am very happy to support.
“At McDonald’s we are constantly challenged to reduce our environmental footprint, and as part of this we already recycle our cooking oil and convert it into biodiesel.
“Recycling our used coffee was the next logical step and another stride towards our ultimate goal of sending zero waste to landfill.”
Anyone interested in joining the Brook Farm Allotment Society should call Mark Talbot on 07429222127 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.