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Waste Not: There’s ways to safely dispose cooled ashes

Published Dec 28 2015

‘Tis the season for chilly winter days and abundant families cozy up by the fire or roast marshmallows in an outdoor fire pit. But what to do with the remaining ashes?

Although certain types of ashes may prove to be not only safe, but a healthy way to improve a backyard garden, ashes or burned logs are not accepted materials in the green organics cart in Newark. Please safely dispose of all cooled ashes from fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and barbecues bagged in the black trash cart. Never place warm ashes in the cart — this is a fire hazard. Ashes can remain warm enough to start a fire many days after the flames have been out.

Article length: About 240 words.
Tags: City of newark
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