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Pumpkin Smash

Green Your Halloween

Online: What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Don't Trash it, Smash it! SCARCE encourages residents of all ages to drop off their pumpkins for composting at our location or one of over 20 others statewide. Green your Halloween by composting your jack-o-lanterns at the Pumpkin Smash. Composting is nature's form of recycling. It not only recycles nutrients and water back to our soils, it also prevents greenhouse gas emissions to reduce your climate change impact. So don't trash your pumpkin, smash it! Visit to find your nearest location. About SCARCE SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education) is an environmental education non-profit based in Glen Ellyn. SCARCE began post-Halloween pumpkin collections in 2014. With the help of participating communities, the Pumpkin Smash has diverted over 93 tons of pumpkins from landfills to date.