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Pumpkin Smash
Pumpkin Smash

Sat, Nov 04


Fire Station - North 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 04, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fire Station - North Parking Lot, 6040 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, USA

About the Event

The event is free and donations are welcomed

Don’t trash it, smash it! On Saturday, November 4th from 12pm to 4pm, green your Halloween at the annual Edgewater Pumpkin Smash. 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.

The Edgewater Pumpkin Smash has diverted 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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