Pumpkins and Jack O' Lanterns Composting
In Calgary you can compost your Halloween pumpkins in your green cart.
• Seeds, squash and pumpkin guts can also be composted.
• Remove any candles and other accessories before composting.
• Put painted pumpkins and pumpkins preserved with bleach or other chemicals in your black cart as garbage.
Remember that Pumpkin seeds are edible, and roasted seeds are a popular fall snack. You can also compost the seeds after boiling them if you want the nutritional benefits of the seeds without the volunteer sprouts.
Preparing your pumpkin for composting We've already noted removing any candle wax, glitter, or paint from your pumpkins. Pumpkins break down more quickly and easily in smaller pieces. You can break your pumpkin apart in any way you'd like. If you want to be sure every piece ends up in your compost, you can smash it while it's in a bag or already in your compost bin.