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Don’t Trash Those Pumpkins – Where to Compost ’em
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Don’t Trash Those Pumpkins – Where to Compost ’em

An estimated 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins are trashed each year instead of being eaten or composted.

That’s REAL spooky news.

The bottom line: After you’ve carved those pumpkins, don’t trash them!

How to Make the Most out of Your Pumpkins

  • Roast the seeds and eat them as snacks
  • Use the pulp to make pumpkin bread, pies, rolls or anything else your heart desires.
  • Make literally any food option possible. This is 2019 with PSL season, get creative!

How to Dispose of your Pumpkin Responsibly

If you subscribe to a composting service, cut up and throw the pumpkins in your bin as normal.

If you are NOT a customer, you can order a compost pickup from Circle Compost for $4/pumpkin. (OR you could start a free trial then customer…)

Compost your pumpkins for Free on Penn’s campus: Penn offers a free compost option on campus. Drop off your spooky pumpkins on Monday, November 4th from 3-5 PM at Penn Garden between Harrison College House and Spruce Street OR Woodland Walk between Lauder College HOuse & Hill College House.


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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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