District 99 to host annual Pumpkin Smash

District 99 to host annual Pumpkin Smash

District 99 is excited to host their annual Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 4.

The event will occur on Saturday, November 4th, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the DGS student parking lot.

What is the Pumpkin Smash?

The Pumpkin Smash is an annual effort by communities to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for residents to drop off jack-o-lanterns to be composted. It is held each year on the Saturday after Halloween.

Composting is nature’s way of recycling with many benefits:

  • Avoids landfill greenhouse gas emissions from decomposing organics (currently, landfills are the 3rd largest producers of methane in the U.S.).
  • Produces a useful, nutrient-dense soil amendment.
  • Pumpkins are 90% water, which is great for our soil but not so good in our landfills.

Join us for this environmentally friendly event!