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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Pumpkin Smash & Bash Nov. 2 Offers Fun Way to Compost

Edina, Minn., Oct. 18, 2023 – Pumpkin Smash & Bash offers fun activities while turning all those pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns into compost 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2.

See whose pumpkin can roll fastest down a hill. Watch pumpkins plummet off the top of the Edina Fire Department’s rescue ladder. Or just smash your pumpkin to smithereens.

“Dressing for pumpkin slime is advised,” says Organics Recycling Coordinator Twila Singh. 

Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes one more time to promote reuse and repurposing.

The free event at Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave. S, is a partnership between the City and Vierkant Disposal to collect and compost past-their-prime pumpkins. 

Please bring only pumpkins that are natural and have no paint, glitter, candle wax or stickers. Make sure to remove glow sticks, lights or candles before you bring the pumpkins. 

Those who aren’t coming to the event can properly dispose of their pumpkins in their organics carts as long as the pumpkins don’t have paint, glitter, candle wax, stickers or other unnatural decorations. Corn stalks and other organic fall décor also can go into organics recycling, as can unwanted candy (minus the wrapper, of course). Fall leaves are yard waste and should not be placed in organics recycling carts.

For more information about the event or organics recycling, contact Singh at [email protected] or 952-826-1657.

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