HomesteadingHow to Safely Dispose of Fireplace Ash

How to Safely Dispose of Fireplace Ash

This simple tips of how to safely dispose of fireplace ash from a fireplace, wood stove or outdoor fire pit.  You may be surprised how many mishaps take place in the process of removing burnt firewood and wood ash in homes.

Hot embers can reignite from smoldering ashes sometimes starting house fires causing injury, death and property damage.

A cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashes which can create large heap of soot but is also a great source for mineral rich dust that has practical uses.

  • Enrich compost

  • Save for calcium loving plants such as tomatoes, beans, spinach, peas, avocados, garlic, rose bushes

  • Make soap with it – potassium hydroxide

  • Sprinkle on top of garden soil to kill cutworms, snails and slugs.

  • Charcoal can be used as a water filter ingredient

How to Safely Dispose of Fireplace Ash
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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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