Rotten pumpkin _ Andy Hay _ Flickr

Pumpkin Compost Drop-Off

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Each year Americans dispose of 2 billion pumpkins after they have served their purposes adorning our stoops and porches, according to a recent article in Atlantic magazine.

Rotting organic material, such as pumpkins and their innards, when buried in a landfill produce methane – a potent greenhouse gas.

AdkAction’s Compost for Good team is announcing three “Pumpkin to Compost” drop-off sites in the North Country to turn those sad droopy frowns to spongy, nutrient dense browns. Simply bring your pumpkin – smashed and mashed will help them break down more quickly – to any of these three locations, and your friendly neighborhood community composters will give them a new life, in about 2-3 months.

November 6, 2021

The Workshop Redford

36 Church St, Redford

10:30-6:30

 

Little Farmhouse Flowers

593 Stickney Bridge Rd, Jay

Open for pumpkins all day!

 

Blue Line Compost

St. Bernard’s School

63 River Rd, Saranac Lake

10:00-2:00

The goal of the Compost for Good project is to help Adirondack communities turn food and other organic “wastes” into high quality compost. This process keeps nutrients in the community, which builds local resilience, heals soils, and helps reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

To learn more about community-scale composting, or to ask questions about the pumpkin drop-off, contact Compost for Good at compostforgood@adkaction.org

Header Photo: CC Image courtesy of Andy Hay on Flickr

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