Burn Rubbish on Stock Tank Raised Beds

  • Burn Rubbish on Stock Tank Raised Beds

    Posted by paw4Him on October 13, 2023 at 12:47 am

    Quick question. I’m getting ready to clean up my galvanized stock tanks, and put them to “bed” for the winter. Can I just burn the debris, in the tank, and mix with my soil for next spring? I usually compost it all. Was wanting to try something different this fall.

    Thanks!

    Emil replied 9 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Jeff-Hill

    Member
    October 13, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Do yo mean burn inside the tanks? I would not recommend this, as it will weaken the metal. As to the debris, if it’s organic material, burning it will help it breakdown faster. So burning it outside the tank, then adding it to your compost pile should be fine.

    • paw4Him

      Member
      October 21, 2023 at 2:54 am

      Thank you!

  • Emil

    Member
    October 13, 2023 at 10:18 am

    They are probably galvanized . Which is toxic when heated. Husbands a welder they don’t like welding it because it make them sick.

    • packrat

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 12:57 am

      Agreed. You don’t want Zinc Poisoning, Nor do you want to burn the zinc off these tanks and remove years off their life.

    • paw4Him

      Member
      October 21, 2023 at 2:55 am

      Thanks for the heads up.

    • paw4Him

      Member
      October 21, 2023 at 2:56 am

      Thanks for your response. Good to know.

  • Emil

    Member
    October 21, 2023 at 6:43 pm

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