I am interested to know what folks do with their incinerator, barbie and pot belly stove ash. As a kid, we used ash in gardens, but the US piloted a huge move to stop the use of incinerator ash in gardens some time back. They closed down many community gardens over there, as the things that were being burned (plastics, polys etc.) were found to contaminate the gardens. The UK (I think?) reinstated the use of untreated wood ash. I use a closed incinerator, have regular barbies and use a pot belly in winter. I have continued to add the wood ashes to the compost. The wood is all grown here, so I am hoping that is ok. I have a high shale area that is not in direct contact with any of my animals, and that is where I empty the incinerator. The bulk of the incinerator waste is plastics...mainly food packaging, that just can't be recycled. The area is on a high part of the property though...so I am wondering about runoff and leaching after rains. What do others do? Is there a better way of handling this?