Can I use treated timber in my charcoal BBQ?

It is recommended that you DO NOT use treated timber to cook any food (including charcoal type BBQs or open/camp fires) as the chemicals used to treat the wood can be released whilst burning.

If you are unsure if the wood you have at home is treated or not, it is best not to use it.

Go the safe route and buy a cord of wood from your local firewood supplier (or talk to your local timber merchant to see if you can acquire some untreated offcuts).

For more information, view the ‘disposal of treated wood’ page.