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Great Pumpkin Drop Off & Smash

November 5 - November 6

compost me jack-o-lantern

Annapolis Compost, is working the return of the Great Pumpkin Drop Off, a program Annapolis Green started a few years ago with grant funds and in partnership with the City of Annapolis and Veteran Compost.

This year, Annapolis Compost will collect the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns a various locations and turn that haul into compost – Nature’s fertilizer.

Smash ’em!

And for a bit of fun, kids (and grown-ups) will have the opportunity to smash those jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins at each site’s “smash station.” This is a fundraiser for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and Annapolis Compost is asking for a suggested donation of $2 per pumpkin.

Just remember: Jack-o-lanterns that have been painted instead of carved can’t be composted.

Annapolis Compost is looking for volunteers for the fun job of helping pumpkin donors and smashers at all the collection sites. Interested? Contact us at bay@annapolisgreen.com or Annapolis Compost at info@annapoliscompost.com.

Here are the collection sites and dates.

Wednesday, November 2
Anne Arundel County Farmers Market, 275 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, November 5
Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, 10am – 1pm
Prince of Peace Church, 1657 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday, November 6
Severna Park Library, 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, 10am – 1pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, 10am – 1pm

And yes, Annapolis Green will once again sell bags of “Secret Sauce” compost as a unique holiday gift, to be “opened” in the spring. Stay tuned for details.


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