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Pumpkin Compost Collection

Pumpkin Recycling

Take Jack Back!

After the ghoulish celebrations are over, make sure your Jack-O-Lanterns return to the patch. Drop them off at a Pumpkin Collection Bin.

This popular collection began in 1995 as part of Waste Reduction Week programs coordinated by EcoSuperior and paid for by the City of Thunder Bay. Since that time, nearly 400 tonnes of pumpkins have been diverted from the City's landfill to the composting facility. The pumpkins are blended with leaf and yard waste and wood waste to be made into compost. The compost is available to residents at no charge for pick up in the spring. Watch media for dates.  

Pumpkins and organic fall decorations such as corn stalks and haybales only!

Do not put candles, plastic bags or trash in the bins.

Pumpkin Compost Bins are in place from Nov. 1 for approximately ten days at: 

  • Westfort Playfield - Neebing Avenue
  • Intercity Shopping Centre overflow parking lot - Fort William Road (near former Lakehead Labour Centre)
  • County Fair Plaza 

For more information, contact Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.