When the Halloween festivities are over, remember that your pumpkins are compostable. Pumpkins will be collected with Green Can and yard trimmings material and taken to a local composting facility to be turned into nutrient-rich soil.
How to recycle your pumpkin
Place pumpkins inside or beside your Green Can, yard trimmings can or Kraft paper bag. Break larger pumpkins into pieces. The maximum weight for green waste containers is 25 kg.
If you don’t receive curbside green waste collection, you can take your pumpkin to Enviro-Smart Organics composting facility in Ladner (4295 72 Street). There is no charge for Delta residents. For more information, contact Enviro-smart Organics at 604-946-0201.
Pumpkins can also be placed in your backyard composter (break them into smaller pieces first so they compost more quickly). Alternatively, consider cooking or baking pumpkins that haven’t been carved.