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Pumpkin Smash
Pumpkin Smash

Sat, Nov 05


Fire Department Co. 70 Parking Lot

Pumpkin Smash

Come one, come all to compost your pumpkins and learn how to compost at home to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food waste.

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fire Department Co. 70 Parking Lot, 6040 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, USA

About the Event

Come one, come all to compost your pumpkins.

The Edgewater Environmental Coalition with the Andersonville and Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting our Third Annual Pumpkin Smash at 6040 N. Clark Street, in the parking lot next to the fire station. 

The event is free and donations are welcomed! 

Don’t trash it, smash it! On Saturday, November 5th from 12pm to 4pm, green your Halloween at the third annual Edgewater Pumpkin Smash presented by the Edgewater Environmental Coalition and the Andersonville & Edgewater Chambers of Commerce. Join us in the parking lot at 6040 N. Clark Street, north of the Fire Station, to have some free, Halloween-related fun while reducing waste and educating residents about advantages of composting food waste! 

All are welcome to drop pumpkins off without getting out of your cars or to join in the smashing fun by tossing their pumpkins in the giant compost container. We request that all pumpkins dropped off are free of non-biodegradable materials such as candles, plastic or metal decorations.

In the last two years, the Edgewater Pumpkin Smash has diverted 8.1 tons of pumpkins from area landfills dropped off by hundreds of area residents. Join our efforts by composting your festive pumpkins, and contact Nina Newhouser at if interested in volunteering!

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