Can You Compost Wood Ashes?

Yes, wood ash can be used in the compost heap. Wood ash would be considered a brown compost matter (source of carbon). We recommend only using a large amount for certain scenarios. For example, if you are trying to neutralize acidic soil then using wood ash may help as it is a highly alkaline material.

Make sure the wood ash has cooled down completely before you place it in the compost pile. Charcoal ashes should be avoided at all cost.


Wood Ash Compost