What to do with used carbon?


Should I put the used carbon around trees? With plantings? Is it good for drainage? Just seems strange to dump it in the trash.


Well-Known Member
BRS Member
Do you mean compost in the garden? Does that work? Can I just sprinkle in my garden? It seems like it would pull my fertilizer out??


Well-Known Member
BRS Member
I would trash it, if it absorbed toxins it is waste that you would want gone and not on your land. Given it will have salts too it won’t be good for trees and compost if it’s a regular addition. It would preform poorly as drainage as well as it will act as a particulate filter and clog eventually.

Upcoming Events

Sunday December 29, 2019
December Meeting
12 to 4 pm
Framingham Elks
450 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702