Fireplace ashes should be soaked in water before disposal to extinguish any remaining embers. Wear gloves and old clothes when removing ashes from the fireplace, as they can stain.Continue Reading
Using a large metal trowel or pan, scoop all the ashes out of the fireplace. Lift large pieces out with fireplace tongs, if necessary.
Put the ashes in a metal bucket of water. Stir them to ensure that they are all completely submerged, and let them sit for about 10 minutes.
Empty the bucket in your garden or lawn. Wood ash works as a fertilizer for plants.
If your community has a recycling center, then it likely offers oil container disposal services. Auto parts stores such as Advance Auto Parts and O'Reilly's offer oil and oil container disposal services at no charge. Local gas stations sometimes offer free disposal as well.Full Answer >
Homeowners can safely dispose of wood debris from yard waste such as trees and shrubs by bundling them neatly together for curbside collection, while professional wood processors or recyclers can collect wood debris from construction and demolition projects for safe recycling or disposal. Wood waste represents the bulk of waste from construction and demolition activities, and recycling keeps it out of costly landfills.Full Answer >
Clean a garbage disposal by turning off the power and removing any large items the unit is unable to grind and then restoring the power and grinding ice cubes. Flush water from the trap by filling the sink with water and pulling the disposal plug.Full Answer >
Three options for disposal of unwanted books are to trade, sell or donate them. Books generally cannot be recycled with other household paper because of the glue that binds the book together.Full Answer >