We encourage you to recycle your Halloween pumpkins but using them in your compost bin, so they don't end up in your garbage can, and then in a landfill. This year, you can have a little more fun and nourish your soil with your pumpkin.
Pumpkins are organic waste, which means they can be added to your compost bin. However, be sure to remove any candles or other decorations before you toss it in the pile. You should also remove all of the pumpkin’s seeds if you haven’t done so already. If you leave the seeds inside the pumpkin, new pumpkins may begin to grow within your compost pile.
Dig shallow holes into your garden and place small pieces of your Halloween pumpkins inside. Then, cover these holes with the soil and let nature takes its course. The pumpkins will eventually break down and enrich the soil, therefore improving the health of the flowers and plants in your garden.
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