[permaculture] composting used motor oil soaked debris?

Ken Heronheart heronheart at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 15:31:09 EDT 2006


On 8/9/06, kevin s <k.skvorak at verizon.net> wrote:
> what i am going to be left with is several hundred pounds at least of
> what is essentially great composting materials; old hay, rotten wood,
> manure, soil, sand and various debris that is soaked or otherwise
> contaminated with varying percentages of motor oils and various other
> hydrocarbons
>
> the question is, will it compost?  can i safely transfer it out of
> the barn (where it is on a concrete floor) and put it in a big pile
> for the next 30 yrs?
>
> any thoughts?

Paul Stamets has reported good results using oyster mushrooms to
compost oil contaminated wastes.

http://www.fungi.com/mycotech/mycova.html

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