Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service


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228 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River (map)
Elaine Jansen, compost educator Tel: 250-287-1625

Wednesdays - Saturdays open 10 am to 3pm
The centre closes for the season on Sat. Oct. 28th

Disposal Options for Halloween Pumpkins
When a pumpkin ends up in the landfill it does not break down as it would in a compost pile. The pumpkins decompose without oxygen, producing leachate and methane gas which is harmful to the environment.

You can be part of the solution and keep your pumpkin out of the landfill by using one of the following options:

Residents of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland
Place your pumpkin on the curb within your yard waste or kitchen scraps container. Pumpkins will be collected during regular scheduled pick-up days during the week of November 6 to 10.

Residents of Campbell River
Attend the 11th annual Pumpkin Smash at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex (event details below).

Other ways to dispose of Halloween pumpkins
There are some other ways that you can help keep your pumpkins out of the trash. Chop them up into thumb-sized pieces and put the pieces into a backyard composter. Or put pieces of pumpkin in a vermicomposting bin (a kitchen-based worm bin) that will yield nutrient-rich compost which can be used to grow next year’s pumpkins.

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