Halloween Pumpkin Recycling

Pumpkin Smash Recycling Event

The Pumpkin Smash is an annual effort by communities to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for residents to drop-off jack-o-lanterns to be composted. It is held each year the Saturday after Halloween. Participation is Free. All participants are advised to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing.

This event is offered in partnership with SCARCE, the City of Wheaton, the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and Lakeshore Recycling Services.

All candles & decorations (stickers, yarn, googly eyes, etc.) must be removed before dropping off at event.

  • Date: Saturday, November 7
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Commuter Lot 9 (Carlton & Liberty Drive) 

For additional details about this event please visit the SCARCE website.