Give Your Pumpkin New Life

Did you know nearly 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins are landfilled each year?

Let's not let our pumpkin harvests go to waste. Compost your pumpkins through one of the many drop-off options available in Howard County during Pumpkin Palooza!


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Thank you for participating in Pumpkin Palooza!

We diverted over 12,000 pounds of pumpkins from the landfill and helped create a valuable soil amendment, HoCoGro Compost!

Still have pumpkins? Residents in our Feed the Green Bin collection zone can include sunken pumpkins in their green bin. Pumpkins are also accepted year-round with food scraps at the Residents' Convenience Center at Alpha Ridge Landfill.

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