Planning a BBQ in the sun?


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Planning a BBQ in the sun? Remember to wait until coals and hot ashes have completely cooled before disposing of them!

It’s recommended to leave them for 48 hours before disposing of them!  Never put hot ashes straight into a dustbin or wheelie bin – they could melt the plastic and cause a fire. Wait until they have completely cooled!

If you’re using a disposable BBQ make sure it’s cooled before putting it in the bin. Never put hot ashes straight into the bin – they could melt the plastic and cause a fire.
It’s not always clear with grey coals whether they are still burning or not, let the ashes cool for 48 hours before disposal.

In rare cases, ashes can reignite up to 72 hours after the grilling is done. When the ashes are cool, tip them onto a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap them before disposing a container that won’t melt or burn. Even the most unobtrusive ember can burn through a paper or plastic container, so a metal trash can is best.

More information can be found at:

https://www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/general/barbecue-safety/

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/barbecues