Join the City of Boston for the great Pumpkin Smash of 2017! 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!

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 Mattapan Ecovation Center.

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