When we planted our grass the straw we used was far from sterile and we now have a nice crop of hay coming up in the front yard. On Sunday I started pulling it and used one of the empty buckets from the garage.
It wasn't until I had been working for a while that I realized which bucket I was using. While the northeast was digging out of a major snowstorm I was using an old ice melt bucket to carry my weeds to the compost pile.
Oh, and I was outside working without a jacket.