What to do with
Ash (coal & wood)
How can I dispose of wood ash?
Wood ash can be:
- Put it in your household garden waste collections, if this service is offered in your area
- Taken to the recycling centre and recycled with garden waste
- Added to your home composting bin or used as a soil fertiliser.
Find more information on using wood ash in your garden from The Royal Horticultural Society.
How can I dispose of coal or anthracite ash?
Ash from coal or anthracite should be put in your general waste bin since it has little or no nutritional benefit and is potentially harmful to soil, plants and consumers of edible produce.