Tips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal

As we approach Halloween, Kevin Inchley, Associate Director, Facilities, is offering available options for pumpkin disposal.

The preferred method of disposal is to take the pumpkins home with you and cook with them or compost them. You or your garden and planet earth will love this option.

If this option is not available to you, then another environmentally friendly option would be to put it out for pickup by the City of London on their yard waste collection weeks or drop it off at one of the EnviroDepots. Information about these options can be found on the following City of London links:

As a last resort, individual pumpkins should be bagged and placed beside a white hallway garbage can for disposal in the landfill. No one will thank you for the impact on planet Earth of this option but at least we will not have workplace injuries from lifting overfilled garbage bags as a result.

Persons looking to dispose of heavy and/or bulky items, including items for recycling, should always consult with departmental staff or Kevin Inchley ( for direction on the best method of disposal. Filling up one of the white hallway garbage bins is a very bad idea and persons doing this can expect a phone call or visit afterwards.