Pumpkin Smash a go

The Comox-Strathcona Waste Management service is holding its seventh annual Pumpkin Smash

The Comox-Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is holding its seventh annual Pumpkin Smash, a fun family event which keeps thousands of kilograms of pumpkin out of our landfills.

The Pumpkin Smash will take place over two days in Campbell River and in the Comox Valley. The events are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. In Campbell River it will be hosted in the parking lot of Strathcona Gardens recreation complex (225 South Dogwood Street) and in the Comox Valley it will take place at the compost education centre (4795 Headquarters Road, Courtenay).

Residents are encouraged to bring their jack-o-lanterns and smash them into compost rather than simply throwing them away or leaving them on the side of the road.

The CSWM service also encourages residents to share a photo of their carved pumpkin before celebrating its last hurrah. Visit  www.cswm.ca/composting.