EDGEWATER — Chicago residents can responsibly smash their pumpkins and help keep them out of landfills Saturday in Edgewater.
The Edgewater Pumpkin Smash will take place noon-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 6040 N. Clark St., just north of the fire station. The pumpkin smash is free. Neighbors can chose to drive up and have volunteers remove their pumpkins, or they can park and toss the pumpkins in a giant compost container.
Pumpkins will be accepted as long as they are free of materials such as candles, yarn, plastic or metal decorations.
The event helps neighbors compost pumpkins rather than send them to a landfill, co-organizers the Edgewater Environmental Coalition and the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.
At last year’s event, more than two tons of pumpkins were saved from landfills, the groups said.
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