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Zone 85706 | sierramining added on November 9, 2015 | Answered

We just acquired a large amount of coal dust from a power plant. We do composting of manure and wood waste. Would coal dust be a good additive to our compost?

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Answered on November 11, 2015

My recommendation is no.

Coal dust contains heavy metals and should not be introduced into the compost and then soil.

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