Residents reminded to recycle pumpkins

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GREEN-minded residents are being reminded to recycle their pumpkins this Halloween.

Residents will be able to recycle their pumpkins as part of their food waste collections in the coming weeks, when Halloween is over and there are plenty of pumpkins in need of disposal.

They can do this by cutting them up or putting them on top of their food waste bin on their recycling week. Collected pumpkins will then be taken and composted like normal food waste.

Mark Edwards, waste management officer, said: “Halloween is a fun time, but left over pumpkins can still have a use once their spooky glowing faces are no longer needed. Putting them with the food waste collection means that they’re diverted from landfill and go on to form compost that can go back on the land.”

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