Are you looking for a fun fall activity that also happens to be good for the planet?

Host a pumpkin smash!

Halloween is likely to be a bit less fun this year, so why not give the kids something new and exciting to look forward to? And honestly, I’m sure there are some adults who’d also enjoy a little smashing.

Pumpkins are compostable! Imagine if just a fraction of them were composted, how good that would be for the planet.

Just like pumpkins, these pumpkin smashing events can come in all different sizes. This could be something you do on just your block.

If you’re already a customer, we can deliver extra containers that week. Our 32-gallon totes work best for this.

If you’re not yet a customer, now would be a great time to start!

Our friends at SCARCE have a guide you can download to help you in your planning.

Weighing the pumpkins before you smash and reporting the data back to us will help us quantify our collective impact.

These are priced just like other zero waste events, so to get started with the planning, fill out the form on our website, click the box that says  “I want to schedule a Zero Waste Event. Tell me how.” and write “Pumpkin Smash” in the comments.

Happy smashing!

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Zero Waste Consultant | Collective Resource, Inc.

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be.

She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.” Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.