I'm pretty good at composting, and can keep a nice hot 140*F+ pile going. I know not to burn poison ivy, but I also don't know what to do with it. Since I have moved to The South, I am imagining that any property that I buy will at best have a mild infestation. I know that hot composting will break down a lot of toxins and such. Also concerned that woody stems might not break down enough and will continue to produce the dreaded rash even after going through a compost cycle. Anyway, any thoughts are appreciated.
I wouldn't trust it. I am highly allergic to poison ivy and each year I get it it is worse and the dr said it will get worse each time I get it. Caught it within 24 hours last year and still had to have 2 steroid shots. Not worth the hassle. If you are not allergic you can become allergic to it. It is the oil in the plant and I am not sure oils break down enough
I use nitrile gloves and pluck the small plants and pull off the glove inside out as I drop in the garbage.