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Great Pumpkin Smash

Compost Your Pumpkin!

County Wide
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
McIntire Recycling Center

Go GREEN this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. Information regarding the RSWA, City, and County composting and recycling programs will be available.

Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.

How to Compost:

  • Pumpkins should be free of inorganic material, such as candles, wax, artificial lighting, decorations, etc.

Why Compost?

  • Composting returns nutrients and water back into the soil.
  • Pumpkins are 90% water.
  • Decomposing organics make landfills the 3rd largest producer of methane

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