Pumpkins to fuel composters

When Halloween is over, Lake Country residents can compost their jack-o-lantern

When Halloween is over, Lake Country residents can compost their jack-o-lantern.

“Pumpkins are rich in nitrogen, a necessary part of your composter’s diet,” said Rae Stewart, Regional District of Central Okanagan waste reduction facilitator.

“Just chop up your pumpkin into smaller pieces and toss it into your backyard composter with some fall leaves. It will break down nicely to become a nutrient rich soil amendment you can put on your garden or flower beds next spring.”

If you don’t compost, Lake Country residents can put the pumpkin in their yard waste cart for collection day.

Check your Living Greener Calendar, the My-Waste app, or regionaldistrict.com/recycle for yard waste pickup schedules in your neighbourhood.

Lake Country residents can also take their pumpkins to the Glenmore landfill for composting free of charge.