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Plastic Compost Barrel, safe????

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Plastic Compost Barrel, safe????

Post  AZDYJ2K on 6/13/2010, 7:12 pm

Hello,

I have seedlings started and boxes built. Now I am going to start composting. I searched on Craigslist and found several suppliers of these blue 55 gallon plastic barrels. One claims their barrels are food grade used to store tomatoes in a plastic bag.

My question is...are these safe to compost in? Will the plastic leach chemicals into the compost? I live in the Phoenix, AZ area and it gets quite hot here (summer temps reach as high as 115 degrees). Thanks.
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Re: Plastic Compost Barrel, safe????

Post  LaFee on 6/14/2010, 1:41 am

If they're safe for food storage, they're safe for anything that comes in contact with food.

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