Put in Garbage Cart/Bin

Pumpkins Are Food Scraps

Pumpkins — even ones that have been carved — can be disposed of with other food scraps. Composting food scraps diverts organic waste from ending up in a landfill.

Ways to Reuse

Make a Snack-o-Lantern

When you’re done with your jack-o’-lantern, sprinkle some bird seed inside and set it somewhere you can watch birds, squirrels and other wildlife enjoy a snack.


Save the Seeds

When you scoop out your pumpkin, save the seeds. You can roast them in the oven to eat or plant them in the spring.