Does anyone know if it's a good idea to add (cooled) ash from Weber brand charcoal to a compost bin or pile? Some places online say generally about charcoal not to use it in compost because of added chemicals that could be bad for the plants. (e.g.https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/composting-ashes.htm) But the Weber products says on the bag that it is pure wood, no chemicals added. So it should be ok, no? For a composter and gardener, it seems like such a waste to throw the stuff in the trash, which is what most people say they do. Also, composters usually divide stuff into "browns" (primarily sources of common such as sawdust) and "greens" (primarily sources of nitrogen such as freshly cut grass, left over vegetables and fruits or vegetable / fruit trimming). You have to keep the browns and greens in balance to compost successfully. But there is a seasonality to what's available, e.g. lots of grass (greens) in the summer. I used to go to a lumber yard to get sawdust if I had too much greens. They'd give you a huge bag for a dollar, or if you'd sweep it up from near the saws you could take it for free. But there doesn't seem to a sawmill near me now. So when I have too much greens, I have taken to buying small pellets of compressed sawdust. Buying stuff for the composter seems really silly, given that it's all about recycling natural waste. Wood ash from a fireplace or wood stove is considered a "brown" carbon source, and excellent for composting. So it would be great if I could just start using my used charcoal ash. I use the Weber product anyway when smoking in the Smokey Mountain.