Halloween has come and gone, but the pumpkin you bought to celebrate the holiday likely has not.
There’s plenty that can be done to recycle Halloween pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns if the idea of throwing them away doesn’t seem appealing.
The fruits can be used as compost, as an ingredient in a food or drink recipe, or even served as sustenance for wildlife.
*Make a garden compost
Gardeners can make use of leftover pumpkins by making their own compost.
*Get cooking or baking some pumpkin recipes
Some pumpkins can be used to make a delicious meal, beverage or dessert.
*Take pumpkins to a zoo or farm
Leftover pumpkins can be donated to zoos throughout the country.
*Give pumpkins to a compost expert
Don’t know how to compost? Then give leftover pumpkins to an organization or company that specializes in handling organic material.