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Great Pumpkin Dropoff Returns

The first Great Pumpkin Dropoff in early November was such a success that we’re doing it again to capture the pumpkins you’re keeping through Thanksgiving. We’ll give them a new life as Pumpkin Spice Compost — a great holiday gift!

Just drop them off at Truxtun Park, near the skateboard area. Follow directional signs from Hilltop and Primrose Lane.

anne arundel food bank

Small “pie pumpkins” will be donated to the Anne Arundel Food Bank.

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The Great Pumpkin Dropoff – Nov. 5-8

Give those Jack-O-Lanterns a Dignified Demise
back to the Earth

Annapolis Green is partnering with the City of Annapolis to collect and compost fall pumpkins that have outlived their decorative usefulness. Instead of putting unwanted pumpkins in the trash and condemning them to the landfill, bring them to the Great Pumpkin Dropoff at Truxtun Park!

pumpkin spice compostNext spring those nutritious pumpkins will have been turned into fantastic compost for your spring garden… Pumpkin Spice Compost!

here we grow logoThe Great Pumpkin Dropoff is part of nonprofit Annapolis Green’s Here We Grow program to encourage home gardeners to grow food with flowers with the natural soil amendment of compost rather than synthetic fertilizers and without pesticides.

The pumpkins will be turned into compost by Veteran Compost, Maryland’s only licensed compost farm and a Founding One Hundred supporter of Annapolis Green. Residents will be able to pre-order the compost as a holiday gift from Annapolis Green along with related gardening products.

The huge pumpkin currently on Church Circle will be composted too, along with its little brothers and sisters from our porches.

How it Works

Bring your pumpkins (or pumpkin bits if you’re making pie) to the bins conveniently set up on Truxtun Park Road in Truxtun Park (near the skateboard area) anytime on November 5-8.
Watch for directional signs. Just pour them into the bins and you’re done knowing that you’ve done a good thing for the Earth and lightened the landfill load!

Post photos of your pumpkins on social media. Hashtags:
#AnnapolisGreenGreatPumpkinDropoff
#AnnapolisPumpkinsBacktoNature

Be sure to remove any wax or paint from Jack-O-Lanterns as those materials will not break down with the natural pumpkin.

The Great Pumpkin Drop Flyer

compost me jack-o-lanternAnne Arundel County is also composting pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Check out its Recycling and Waste Reduction Division Facebook page for details and other good recycling info.

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