UPDATE 11/3/18 9:00 AM EST: Due to inclement weather and the condition of the site, we have to cancel today's event. We're sorry for any inconvenience. Pumpkins can be placed in your leaf and yard waste paper bags or labeled barrels for composting. Leaf and yard waste is collected all of November on your leaf and yard waste collection day. Find your schedule here.
After Halloween passes, what do you plan to do with your holiday pumpkins? Instead of throwing them away, why don't you compost your pumpkins with Greenovate Boston!
On Saturday, November 3, Greenovate Boston and City Soil will be hosting Pumpkin Smash!, a pumpkin composting event at the Mattapan Ecovation Center. Smash your pumpkins and then learn the proper way to compost them! Did you know pumpkins past their prime can be composted with your leaf and yard waste? Join us at our family-friendly event where you can safely smash and compost your pumpkin after Halloween. Learn more about how you can compost at home, see the composting process in action, and eat cider donuts at the Mattapan Ecovation Center, 456 American Legion Highway, Mattapan, MA 02126!
Come by anytime between 11am-2pm. Dilapidated sadface pumpkins welcomed and highly encouraged.
BIKE: We welcome people to bike to the event!
PUBLIC TRANSIT: From the Forest Hills T station, take the 21/31 bus to Morton St at Canterbury Street. There is a 10 minute walk to the event. Alternatively, from Dudley Station, take the 14 bus to American Legion Hwy at Walkhill Road. This is followed by a six minute walk.
CAR: Car parking is available at the Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Street Hill, Mattapan, MA. It is a short walk to the Mattapan Evocation Center, 456 American legion Highway, Mattapan, MA 02126.
If you can't make the event, you can put your pumpkin out with your leaf and yard waste. Check your schedule at https://www.boston.gov/trash-day-schedule. Please remove all decorations from the pumpkin (paint is ok!) and place it with leaves in large paper bag or barrel labeled YARD WASTE. Pumpkins placed curbside on days without leaf and yard waste collection will be picked up and trashed.
This event is a collaboration between the City's Departments of Public Works and Environment, the Mattapan Ecovation Center and City Soil, and the Boston Nature Center.
It is forecasted to lightly rain on Saturday. The event will still take place if it rains.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Greenovate@boston.gov for more information.
456 American Legion Hwy
Mattapan, MA 02126
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