I have access to about 2-3 square metres of halfburned wood chips that are discarded after the smoking process at a butcher shop. the chips are about 5mm x 2mm x 4mm so smallish but most likely would still take a while to break down. would you suggest it could still just be added to my compost, or would that take too long. Should i maybe start a new compost, and add loads of lime and horse manure, and be willing to wait longer? Is lime the way to go with charcoal/ash? or is that counterproductive, charcoal is acidic yes? Also, in general it is seen as best not to put meats etc in your compost, but have heard on here some people do use it.. I have access obviously to loads of the stuff, but wouldnt the fats and oils effect the soil negatively even when buried?