What can't you burn?
In respect to this, what can you burn in a fire pit?
Good firewood includes pinion wood, alder, cedar, oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan and even fruit woods, such as apple and cherry. Don't burn pressure-treated wood in a chiminea or any other fire pit or fireplace because it may contain harmful toxins.
Secondly, what can you burn? This includes land clearing, residential yard waste burning, and some fire training burns.
- Paper, cardboard and junk mail.
- Construction debris, lumber and treated wood.
- Plastics and petroleum products.
- Dead animals.
- Any substance that emits toxins or bad odors when burned.
Furthermore, is burning cardboard toxic?
Cardboard – this is often treated with or contains man-made chemicals. When these chemicals are burned, it can release hazardous fumes into the air that are harmful to breathe in. It is also possible for the cardboard to actually float into the air as it is burning and leave the fireplace if a screen is not in place.
Is it better to burn or recycle cardboard?
Most other things, e.g. plastics, either don't burn easily or emit some really nasty chemicals when burnt. Paper and cardboard can generally be recycled, so neither fire nor landfill should be necessary for these. That leaves wood. It produces CO2, and other emissions when burnt.