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After cooking some burgers for my wife and I (and a mini burger for the pup) I wondered if there is any way I could recycle my charcoal ash instead of throwing it away? Maybe adding it to the compost?

post #2 of 13

i add it to my garden. Not sure if it does any good, but the little I've added hasn't hurt any either

post #3 of 13

Soap

post #4 of 13

once rain hits ash it's going into whatever it's on. if it's in your compost it will go to the soil below it.  it's better to put it directly on the garden.

post #5 of 13
In the garden... then add Urea fertilizer... the sulfur helps to neutralize the alkalinity in the ash......

OR make soap like Kevin suggests... soap is made using lye... that's what wood ash has in it...
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post #7 of 13
Is it okay to use the charcoal ash as well as wood ash?

I use Kingsford charcoal & or course no lighter fluid.
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Soap


How? 

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How? 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzCD7EP1ZM

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Is it okay to use the charcoal ash as well as wood ash?

I use Kingsford charcoal

Kingsford and other briquettes contain ground limestone in them.  Ground limestone is also sold as garden lime, it is useful if your soil is acidic.  If your soil is alkaline, then it may not be a good idea.  But as DaveOmak said above you can compensate for this by adding sulfur.

post #11 of 13
The guys!!
post #12 of 13

I use mine to spread on the icy sidewalk in the wintertime instead of salt. It doesn't melt the ice like the salt does but you won't slip on it either. I always have a bucket of it in the trunk of the car in case I get stuck.

post #13 of 13
I dump it in the composter through the summer and on the garden over the winter.
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