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Pumpkin Smash 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

| Free


Don’t Trash it, Smash it! Green your Halloween at this year’s annual Pumpkin Smash.

What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Drop off your jack-o-lantern to be composted at one of over 20 locations throughout Illinois on Saturday, Nov 4th.  as part of the fourth annual Pumpkin Smash. It’s going to be a smashing time!

Come to smash your pumpkin or have us do it for you. All the pumpkins are composted – nature’s method of recycling. Composting pumpkins keeps waste out of our landfills, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and creates a natural fertilizer for our soils. 

Note: Remove candles and decorations (stickers, yarn, googly eyes, etc) before dropping off. Pumpkins are only accepted from 9am-12pm on November 4th unless otherwise noted.


Find a location near you:

Most Pumpkin Smash locations will collect pumpkins from 9am-12pm on Saturday, Nov 4th but there are some exceptions. Hours and dates are specified under each location.

This map will continue to be updated as locations are confirmed. 

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      November 4, 2017
      9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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