Fall is the perfect time for warm drinks, trick or treating, and of course, pumpkin everything. But while we love fall as much as you do, we don’t love the thousands of pounds of pumpkins that end up in landfills every Halloween. Now we know Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkins, but there are better ways to enjoy the holiday and prevent landfills from being filled with this fall favorite.
While it can be easy to just throw your pumpkin away, Rhode Island’s landfill is expected to reach full capacity around 2034. With over 100,000 tons of food scraps ending up there each year, let’s find a new home for our pumpkin scraps this year.