Compost Your Pumpkin This Fall!

Don’t throw your pumpkins in the trash. Reduce your carbon footprint and return nutrients to the soil by composting them! Drop off your pumpkin or gourd at any one of Facilities Operations and Development’s (FOD) green compost container locations.

Whole pumpkins are accepted. If carved, please remove any candles or lights from inside of the jack-o’-lantern. Avoid dropping off pumpkins that have paint or permanent marker on them.

If you have any questions, email

NOTE: Do not place plastic or any other non-food items in the bins, as this will contaminate the compost and cause the entire load to go to the landfill.