Give Your Pumpkin New Life
Did you know nearly 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins are landfilled each year?
Let's not put pumpkin harvests to waste. Compost your pumpkins through one of the many drop-off options available in Howard County.
Harvest Heap 2022 Results
Our Harvest Heap Pumpkin Collection was a great success! This season we helped divert over 8,000 pounds of pumpkins from the landfill. We also gave away 45 backyard compost bins. See you next year!
Pumpkin Collection Tips
- County residents in our Feed The Green Bin Food Scrap Collection Program can set pumpkins out on their regular food scrap collection day. Not sure of your day? Use our online look-up tool to find out.
- Please remove all candles, lights, decorations, plastic bags, etc. before setting out pumpkins.
- Carved, uncarved and painted pumpkins are acceptable (water-based paints are preferred).