Properly dispose of your pumpkin after Halloween – not in the garbage!
Pumpkins are between 80% and 90% water, are easily compostable and contain many nutrients that are great for your lawn or garden. Before composting pumpkins remove any light sources or non-organic decorations first.
Compost your pumpkin:
- Put in a paper yard waste bag and place at the curb on your recycling day.
- In your backyard compost bin
- Directly on your lawn or in your garden
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, you’re invited to display your Jack O’ Lantern (pumpkin) at Bannerman Park and participate in the Pumpkin Walk – a magnificent Halloween themed event that includes music and performances. A light source will be provided for your pumpkin.
Event time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sensory friendly hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Back-up Date (in case of inclement weather): Nov. 2
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, you can drop off your pumpkin at Bannerman Park in advance. After the event all pumpkins will be composted along with other yard waste at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility.