Arwood Waste Offers a Recycle Your Pumpkin Program. 1-800-477-0854

Arwood Waste Offers a Recycle Your Pumpkin Program. 1-800-477-0854

Arwood Waste Offers a Recycle Your Pumpkin Program. 1-800-477-0854

Wonder what to do with that jack-o’-lantern after Halloween? This year, Arwood Waste is giving residents a chance to give their pumpkins back to Mother Nature by offering a organic roll-off dumpster cart where they’ll be sent off for composting.

To properly dispose of pumpkins, residents should remove any materials such as candles, glow sticks and non-vegetative decorations and place the pumpkin in the green waste cart.

“Composting pumpkins after the holiday?

Here are some other tips to help reduce, reuse and recycle this Halloween:
• Hold a costume-exchange party: Halloween costumes are often worn only once. By holding a costume-exchange party with friends, last year’s outfit can get another wear and you can get something new – without any waste.
• Create your own spooky decorations: Save money by making your own decorations from repurposed materials. Creating your own hair-raising decorations will put less stress on your wallet, the planet and allow you to showcase your originality for trick-or-treaters to admire.
• Trick or treat with recyclable bags: Canvas, cloth or other reusable bags are an earth-friendly and more affordable alternative to plastic jack-o’-lantern buckets. Or, decorate recyclable bags or old pillowcases with spooky scenes to create a custom carryall to take home the goodies.
• Leave only footprints after trick-or-treating: Dispose of candy wrappers, a big source of litter on the streets during Halloween, and carry an extra bag for litter.

Recycle Your Pumpkin Program. 1-800-477-0854

After Halloween let your pumpkin enrich your soil! If you do not have a compost pile, just bury the pumpkin in empty garden space. It will quickly decompose and add organic matter and nutrients to your soil!

Recycle Your Pumpkin Program. 1-800-477-0854

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