How to Recycle Your Pumpkins

Wondering what to do with your jack o’ lantern and decaying decorative pumpkins after Halloween? Compost your pumpkins!

Pumpkin Palooza is a composting event held by Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. From October 29 to November 13, 2022, take your pumpkins to one of these locations for environmentally friendly disposal:

  • 1-66 Transfer Station in Fairfax, VA
  • 1-95 Landfill Station in Lorton, VA
  • Any Fairfax County-sponsored Farmer’s Market

Please keep in mind that pumpkins with paint, glitter or candles cannot be composted. Remember to remove the candles.


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