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thrifty

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Apr 13, 2019
4
Minneapolis
If anyone works in or has family members who work in a restaurant, broccoli comes in wax saturated cardboard boxes. They are easy to spot, due to their dark color and end up in recycling dumpsters where they are considered contaminates by recycling plant operators. I cut them up with a utility knife into pieces about 3"x 4". Often when burning light weight wood like pallets, I don't even need kindling. Around 4 pieces of cardboard do the trick.
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
1,967
Lackawaxen PA
Sounds great, Thanks for the tip.
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,363
Central Mass
I'd rather burn it than eat it.
 

Dobish

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Oct 26, 2015
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Golden CO

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
10,669
Southern IN
can you tell me more about these sticks? do you have pictures? How do you know if they will burn.
And how do you start them, with a SuperCedar? ==c
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,309
WI, Leroy
Naw, ya gots to rub them together.
 

blacktail

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2011
1,309
Western WA
Another source is the produce department at the grocery store. They get a lot of products in wax boxes.
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,608
Lindenwold, South Jersey
Dryer lint in toilet paper tubes. Easy accessible, requires no work, works every time.
 

trguitar

Burning Hunk
Dec 2, 2011
219
Harvard, MA
I just use the branches and twigs that fall from the trees on the lawn. I have to pick them up anyways. More than enough kindling for the year. In fact, my last fire of the year is usually all the leftover kindling. That is an amazing thing to watch.
 
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Dobish

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2015
1,987
Golden CO
can you put sticks in the wax bins?