Q&A Burning soiled paper plates/napkins/cups

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 17, 2007 at 9:41 PM

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  1. QandA

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    Nov 27, 2012

    Is it all right to burn soiled paper plates, napkins and cups in my wood-burning stove during an EMERGENCY when water & garbage pick-up is not available? I'd only be doing this while having a hot fire going. I have a screen around the top of the chimney. If it is all right, do you recommend any specific brands?


    I don't see a problem with limited paper trash burning in times of emergency. It does create a lot of ash in the stove and chimney...and the screen is also a good idea.

    Doing this often would probably poison the catalytic converter on cat stoves, so non-cats would be a better choice for this.
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