Here’s how to properly dispose of your Halloween pumpkins in Mississauga

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Now that Halloween is over, many people who carved pumpkins may be unsure of how to properly dispose of them.

There are three ways residents may do so in Mississauga.

The first option is to remove any candles or leftover wax from the inside of the pumpkin and put the leftover wax in the garbage.

Next, chop up the pumpkin and drop the pieces into the organics kitchen container or place the whole pumpkin directly into the green cart.

The second option is to remove any candles or leftover wax from the inside of the pumpkin and put the leftover wax in the garbage.

Next, place the whole pumpkin in a Kraft paper yard waste bag, bushel basket or a labelled, open, rigid container along with other yard waste.

Make sure the paper bag, bushel basket or container doesn't weigh over 20 kg (44 lbs) before setting it out.

Next, put the bag, basket or container on the curb on your regular yard waste collection day.

The third option is to remove any candles or leftover wax from the inside of the pumpkin and put the leftover wax in the garbage.

Next, place your whole pumpkin or pumpkin pieces into your backyard composter.

Properly disposing of pumpkins and other organics in green carts or yard waste is good for the environment because it keeps them out of landfills and helps to create compost that can be used in gardens.

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