Take Jack Back!
After the ghoulish celebrations are over, make sure your Jack-O-Lanterns return to the patch. Drop them off at one of the three Pumpkin Collection Bins. 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 more than 276 metric tonnes of pumpkins have been diverted from the 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 two weeks at:
For more information contact Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.