The West Hartford Department of Public Works is providing a pumpkin drop-off that will be available through Nov. 7.
Submitted by Katherine Breer Bruns, Recycling Coordinator
Calling all old pumpkins!
Good news! The Department of Public Works has put out an organics container for dropping off aging Halloween pumpkins.
This is a great opportunity for West Hartford residents to reduce what is sent to trash by composting pumpkins. When food waste decomposes in landfills, under piles of trash without oxygen, methane – which is more harmful than CO2 – is released into the atmosphere as a byproduct.
Pumpkins collected by the DPW will be sent to Quantum Biopower and turned into energy and compost!
Please: NO plastic, trash, or recyclables in the pumpkin bin.
Drop-off location: Department of Public Works, 17 Brixton Street, West Hartford.
Pumpkins can be dropped off through Nov. 7.
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