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Burnt Firewood and Ashes
Burnt firewood and ashes can cause fires in garbage cans and waste management trucks if not disposed of properly. To dispose properly, first submerge ashes and logs in water, preferably in a container with a lid. Let the container sit outside of your house, away from wind and combustible items, for several days. Once the ashes and logs are completely cooled, drain the water (untreated wood ashes can be good for acidic soil). Place the firewood and ashes in a plastic bag and dispose of it in your garbage can.