Pumpkin Pick-Up Day is Here

Mark Palmer, October 10, 2019

Pumpkin Spice season was alive at West Park Healthcare Centre, and the Foundation was certainly Farm Market ready!

Jay Vagh, Environmental Committee Champion with the massive Centre delivery.

You’re thinking ORANGE – but Keep it GREEN:

Pumpkins make a great addition to Thanksgiving and Halloween décor and the best part is – they are 100% compostable! When the Fall season comes around, remember – pumpkins can be collected curbside with your green bin – but there are also many other ways you can reuse and recycle the festive fruit in your yard.

  1. Add it to Your Own Backyard Compost Pile: Pumpkins are primarily composed of water. Because of this, they decompose quickly and make a great addition to any backyard compost pile.
  2. Make a Snack-O-Lantern: Feeling creative? Use your old pumpkin as a pumpkin feeder for birds and other small wildlife in your yard by filling your carved pumpkin with seeds. NOTE: Make sure the pumpkin is free of mold and only place a few seeds as the pumpkin will naturally decompose quickly.
  3. Harvest the Seeds for Wildlife to Enjoy: Remove the seeds from your pumpkin before composting and allow to dry – do not add seasoning. Place the seeds with existing bird feed in your yard or place in a shallow dish for birds to enjoy!

Interested in more information on recycling your pumpkins into your yard?

Click here for additional information from the National Wildlife Federation!

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