Ash Disposal?

Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: Bonehead On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:43 pm

I dump it loose in a few large trash cans. Trash man hauls it away every week.

Heh... nuclear cloud when he dumps them in the back of the truck. :P
Sure stops them from picking through our trash being nosy!
Bonehead
 
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:36 am

Bonehead wrote:I dump it loose in a few large trash cans. Trash man hauls it away every week.

Heh... nuclear cloud when he dumps them in the back of the truck. :P
Sure stops them from picking through our trash being nosy!


Funny; previous owner told me that's how he did it. Trash boys weren't as happy, though, for the above reason. So I switched to emptying my 15 gal ash bins directly into plastic contractor bags. Bags are just the right size to make a good seal over the ash bin; I actually can do it inside (as long as I keep the bin from dropping back into the bag!).

And my weight ratio is almost exactly what John's (Yanche's) is; I'm weighing ash out this year and average 35-40# out for 220-250# in.
stockingfull
 
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:47 am

Coal Jockey wrote:I've been using them as driveway "sand". Excess has just been added to the manure pile..
I'm into coal home delivery, and have a stated policy of taking back the coal ash for a ten dollar yearly fee; the customer must cool the ashes and then rebag them in the coal bags and I'll take them away when I do their deliveries. No Nails or Rubbish!! I hope to build a small screener to salvage the unburnt/partly burnt coals and then do as others have suggested in adding the ash to potholes in my farm lanes. I also thought I might try mixing a trial batch of concrete (wheelbarrow full) and incorporating coal ash as part of the sand percentage...


One website (I don't remember which one) I looked at mentioned 5 to 10% by weight of cement to coal ash. They didn't say anything about sand. I may try to make a batch or two to try it. After all, what's the worst thing that could happen?
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: SemperFi On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:32 pm

I buy some baged coal in plastic bags, they work great for filling and adding to the regular trash bags. Seldom do I ever dump ashes on my property. This process also lends itself handy to sifting the ashes for unburnt coal as it must cool before it goes in the plastic bags.
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:47 am

Around here all household trash goes to PERC, Penobscot Energy Recovery Company and gets burned to make electricity. Ash has zero BTU's so they don't want it. Some towns have it in writing: No ash in trash. Of course anything that is disguised goes. Sometimes a bag will get left at your house if it rips and forbidden trash is discovered. Then.... it needs a better disguise. I'll either fill potholes with my ash or put it in empty egg cartons and out to PERC it goes. My cholesterol may go up if my potholes get filled.
Freddy
 
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: billw On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:14 am

I already had a couple of people ask me if they can have my ashes. I think I'll run an auction. :)
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: arcticcatmatt On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:43 am

I take my ash to the local highway department and dump it into their huge ash pile. They use it on the roads here in the winter. They buy the ash from the power plant... so my ash is a free donation :D
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:46 am

so my ash is a free donation



Sounds more like a tax deduction to me :)
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:40 pm

I just plan on spreading it in the driveway. My wood stove ash bucket from the garage is another thing. Who knows what else lurks in there? Nails, beer caps, cigarette butts, etc... That is not going into my garden or driveway, but usually gets dumped over the bank near my outdoor firepit.
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PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:56 pm

JerseyCoal wrote:Here in New Jersey, a state well known for political corruption as well as mob influence in the waste management business, my sanitation crew has advised me as follows: "We'll take anything, as long as it's in a black plastic bag. Even dead bodies!"
AAAAAY!!! wadda youse talkin about, we don't talk about that stuff around here. :rambo2: Besides Christopher don't put it in da trash he just cuts it up and mixes it with the other bones behind Satrials'. Fogettaboutit
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:42 pm

Ive found a couple of potholes to fill in on my way to work in the early morning hours. I dont even have to wait for the ash to cool... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:10 pm

On a whim, I posted a listing on Craigslist under free stuff for anyone who wanted the ash I generate and got an overwhelming response. Got rid of a couple of barrels of it today and have a waiting list for the next load already.
tvb
 
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:24 pm

Interesting. Any of these takers telling you what they're doing with it?
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:25 pm

Traction on ice for long driveways.
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Re: Ash Disposal?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:48 pm

I offered to my neighbor. He has a steep icy driveway. Now I don't have enough for me.
cArNaGe