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I've got a bunch of MDF --- scraps, old spoilboards, etc ---- and I was wondering is it ok to burn it in an outdoor firepit?? Or is it best pitched in the trash??
 

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I've got a bunch of MDF --- scraps, old spoilboards, etc ---- and I was wondering is it ok to burn it in an outdoor firepit?? Or is it best pitched in the trash??
From what I've been able to find out, best to trash it. It contains nasties, and I would not want to be downwind.
 

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I've got a bunch of MDF --- scraps, old spoilboards, etc ---- and I was wondering is it ok to burn it in an outdoor firepit?? Or is it best pitched in the trash??
John, if you live where you can burn it I think it would be okay. I would keep the wind to my back and when it gets going and safe to leave it I would go back in the shop.
 

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Like Chuck, mine gets burned. I'm in the sticks, too.
 

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Me also...old cabinets etc. We're actually fortunate here in that the dump has two wood piles, one for PT and the other for everything else. The wood gets chipped into hog fuel and burned in the high tech steam power boiler at the Port Mellon pulp mill. Having said that, I'm not driving to the dump for disposal of a chunk of MDF.
Keep in mind, putting that stuff in the dump means that you're burying those toxic chemicals that you didn't want to breath...much better to have them in your aquifer (Not!)

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Ltd.
 

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The glues alone could probably kill you if turned into fumes by burning. Interesting question though. A quick check of online information leans toward not burning it.

One post says that commercial plants can not get certification to burn it.
 
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