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What to do with pumpkins.

4 pumpkins in a row - 2 carved with faces, 2 uncarved.

You can dispose of pumpkins at home. They can also be taken to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Which home bin

    Home composting bin if available, otherwise general waste.

  • Which RC container

    Use the general household waste container.

  • Which RC accepts this waste

    All our recycling centres accept pumpkins and other food waste.

  • Safety information

    Do not put food waste into your household garden brown/green waste bin or the recycling centre's green waste bin. The facilities where your green or garden waste is recycled are controlled by regulations which restrict the materials they can accept.

  • Why not...

    • cut the pumpkin into 2-3cm chunks, place in a bag and freeze it until you want it.
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