Don’t Trash Your Halloween Pumpkin

Smash It – And donate your Treats to Troops

From Newton Recycling

Want to start composting and have some fun? Start with your Halloween pumpkin – don’t trash it, come with the whole family and smash it. All smashed pumpkins will be composted. By composting your pumpkin, you are reducing waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating a valuable amendment for our soils. 

You can also donate your leftover Halloween candy to Treats for Troops to let our deployed service members feel connected to home.

Bring your pumpkin and candy to the War Memorial Circle behind City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. on Nov. 2, the Saturday after Halloween, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and have some fun smashing it before it goes off to the compost pile and becomes dirt to grow next year’s patch.

More information here: Newton’s First Pumpkin Smash