Don’t Toss Your Pumpkin! Recycle It!

Pumpkins are green waste! Here's how to recycle yours.

Don’t be that guy. Recycle your pumpkin. (From My Crappy Neighbor

Got a slightly sagging pumpkin? Need to chuck your gourds? The “Don’t Chuck the Pumpkin” Project wants you!

CropMobster is hoping to get you to bring your leftover Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns to drop locations throughout the county to be used as compost, animal feed, or put into green waste containers. Throwing them into the garbage? Bad idea. Recycling them? Great idea.

Can’t make it to a drop? Keep in mind they can be put in your green waste container, too. Oh, and Please make sure your pumpkins are free of trash, candles or debris.

Here are the details…

Pumpkin Drop Locations 

Sebastopol Area

Healdsburg Area

  • Noci Sonoma: Dry Creek rd. 2836 dry creek Road. We will setup an area in the front of the farm. We have a huge compost system and would be happy to take them. Email: Adjani[at]

Santa Rosa Area

  • 3688 Primrose Ave Santa Rosa (Little Farm) Contact: jpeacockmeyer[at]
  • Saturday 11/7 at Santa Rosa Community Farmers Market 1351 Maple Ave (across the street from the County Fairground). Wednesday 11/4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Saturday 11/7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Shelley O. will be there with a truck for hauling the pumpkins to the farm. Contact: vvtechleader[at] for more info
  • Tierra Vegetables  651 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 contact kendra[at]


Don't be that guy. Recycle your pumpkin. (From My Crappy Neighbor
Don’t be that guy. Recycle your pumpkin. (From My Crappy Neighbor


2 thoughts on “Don’t Toss Your Pumpkin! Recycle It!

  1. Thank you Heather for writing about this project. Alot of valuable food and organic material is ending up in the dump and with community-based initiatives like this we can feed farms, build soil and have some FUN while we’re at it.

  2. I’ve always recycled my pumpkins; by feeding them to my sheep; Its good to see drop off places; keep recycling!!!!!

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