Video: Here’s how Mississauga, Brampton residents should get rid of Halloween pumpkins


Published November 1, 2022 at 12:29 pm

Mississauga and Brampton residents are being encouraged to dispose of their Halloween pumpkins in a responsible manner now that the spooky holiday has come and gone.

First of all, City of Mississauga officials warn, residents are not to leave pumpkins outdoors for wild animals and critters to feast on.

“It causes wildlife to rely on humans for food and increases the chances of them being in your neighbourhood,” Mississauga officials said in a post to social media today (Nov. 1). “Don’t dump them at parks, trails or school yards. Dispose of them correctly.”

The City’s Twitter post provides a link to a short Region of Peel video (see below) demonstrating best ways to get rid of pumpkins after they’ve served their spooky and fun purpose.

The video offers three “easy ways” in which people can dispose of the items. The process begins by removing all candles and wax from the pumpkins, as wax is not compostable.

For more information, visit the Region of Peel website.


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