What is the best way to remove the ashes from the firebox?

Acucraft full masonry Fireplace Systems have the option of an ash chute which allows the ashes to be cleaned out by an access door. When disposing of ashes, always place the ashes in an air tight, metal container. The closed container of ashes should be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground, well away from combustible materials until their final disposal.