Army Cadet Rachel Lafitte throws a pumpkin into the bin at the annual Pumpkin Smash at Strathcona Gardens last weekend. The event is a fun way for families to dispose of their pumpkins which are then turned into compost.

Pumpkin smash

Army Cadet Rachel Lafitte throws a pumpkin into the bin at the annual Pumpkin Smash

Army Cadet Rachel Lafitte throws a pumpkin into the bin at the annual Pumpkin Smash at Strathcona Gardens last weekend. The event is a fun way for families to dispose of their pumpkins which are then turned into compost.

Haylee, left, and Natalie Rasmus throw pumpkins into a bin full of pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Smash at Strathcona Gardens last weekend. The event is a fun way for families to dispose of their pumpkins which are then turned into compost.