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Pumpkin Smash Pumpkin Recycling Event

November 5, 2022, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The purpose of the event is to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing a location for residents to drop-off jack-o-lanterns, ornamental pumpkins and gourds to be composted.
All pumpkins collected are taken to a commercial composting facility and turned into rich nutrients for our soil. Remove candles, wax and decorations (yarn, googly eyes, etc.) before dropping off. Pumpkins painted with acrylic paint will be accepted. Oil based paints are not allowed.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling:
Composting avoids landfill greenhouse gas emissions from decomposing organics
Composting produces a useful, nutrient-dense soil amendment
Composting pumpkins reduces the amount of water in landfills.
Composing one ton of pumpkins:
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by .75 tons of CO2;
Pumpkins are 90% water, Diverts 63 gallons of water from landfills.


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Pumpkin Smash Composting Events.


November 5, 2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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First Presbyterian Church (Arlington Heights)
302 N Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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