Ash (Coal and Wood)

Where can I recycle?

Wood ash is recyclable with your garden waste but coal ash should be put in your general waste bin.

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;
  • Used as a soil fertiliser.
  • Ash from coal or anthracite:

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.

Note: Always let the ash cool down before placing in any bin.

You can find more information on using wood ash in your garden from The Royal Horticultural Society.