How can I dispose of Caster Bean plants without causing a ricin out break?

My friend gave me a caster bean plant last spring and I loved it but I don't know how to get rid of the bean pods or the plants without killing off the population of the small town I live in. LOL. Is it save to burn them or throw them in the garbage. I don't know how to dispose of them. I keep hearing how poisonous they are but no one can tell me how to dispose of them safely or if it really isn't a big deal. The olant froze lastnight and it is time to do my fall clean up and I could really use some advise. I know there are people all over who grow them, so please help me out.

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Comment by Doolittle Gardens on October 31, 2010 at 10:54pm
We've grown them and threw them in the compost just like anything else. Never had a problem.
Comment by Milli Boutwell on October 15, 2010 at 8:34pm
Gosh, I have one, too, and I haven't even thought of how to dispose of it! I hope you get a reliable answer in this problem!

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