topaztnt
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Cigarette butts in new compost pile

I found a few cigarette butts in my compost pile. I am new at composting and I want to know if I can simply take them out and continue on or if the whole pile is tainted . the pile is not hot as I am just beginning to get it all together.. thanks in advance for any help y'all can provide.

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Re: found cig butts in new compost pile

yeah, just pull them out. No reason to waste a good compost pile.

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Re: found cig butts in new compost pile

Pluck out the filters you find. Use the pile after.

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Re: found cig butts in new compost pile

Hi, If you find anything else, like, a human hand or an AK 47, let us know so we can advise.

I agree: pluck them out, happy gardening.

Richard

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Re: Cigarette butts in new compost pile

:shock: :lol: Richard is in a funny mood today :kidding:

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Re: Cigarette butts in new compost pile

thanks all for the good advice and the humor.. should I find an ak or a human hand, I will be needing advice in a big way.. :D
I am glad to know the whole pile is not lost...

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Re: Cigarette butts in new compost pile

Gotta ask. A filter won't compost well, but a non-filter butt is just tobacco and paper. I wouldn't empty the ashtray in it, but what is some to hurt?!

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Re: Cigarette butts in new compost pile

I believe the usual threat is TMV (tobacco mosaic virus) which affects all solanacea.

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Re: Cigarette butts in new compost pile

Don't leave them in there very long,it makes em hard to light :mrgreen:



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