Great Pumpkin Smash

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Great Pumpkin Smash

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. Information regarding the RSWA, City, and County composting and recycling programs will be available.

Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.


McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902


November 2, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:30pm

How to Compost

  • Pumpkins should be free of inorganic material, such as candles, wax, artificial lighting, decorations, etc.

Why Compost

  • Composting returns nutrients and water back into the soil.
  • Pumpkins are 90% water.
  • Decomposing organics make landfills the 3rd largest producer of methane
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