New Bedford Residents Can Compost Pumpkins with Yard Waste

Give your Halloween pumpkin a second life.

Pumpkins can be set out at the curb on yard waste day, the day after trash and recycling collection in New Bedford. There’s no limit to the amount or size of pumpkins and they can be placed with fall yard waste, such as leaves.

Fall yard waste, including pumpkins, is collected separately and composted on the site of the Crapo Hill Landfill. There it will decompose and by spring become a high-nutrient, mulch-like soil that is used for landscaping and gardening. Free compost is available to the public.

For more information, call Marissa Perez-Dormitzer, District Recycling Coordinator, at (508) 979-1493.

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