Don’t throw away your old pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns! Let’s compost them instead! Atlas Organics announces their “Dump Your Pumpkin” events in South Carolina. More than 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins reach landfills every year. There is a better way. Residents can make a direct impact on their local waste efforts by diverting their pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds from landfills and sending them to their local Atlas Organics composting facility. The composting event is a first for Atlas Organics, but the company hopes to make composting events like this a staple in every community.
South Carolina Events
Dump Your Pumpkin events in Spartanburg, SC will be held on November 6 and 13, from 8am – 12pm at the Hub City Farmers Market and on November 14, 2021 from 12pm – 4pm at the Downtown Sunday Market. In Greenville, residents can drop their pumpkins off at the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 from 11am -4pm. Atlas Organics will provide organic waste recycling carts onsite for residents to dump their pumpkins as well as information on the benefits of composting. The pumpkins will be used as an ingredient in making nutrient rich compost at its Greenville facility at Twin Chimneys Landfill.
Dump Your Pumpkin events in Chattanooga will be held on November 6 from 8am – 12pm at both Brainerd Farmers Market and Crabtree Farms. Residents in Memphis can Dump Your Pumpkin at Urban Earth on both November 6 and 7, from 8am – 4pm. Atlas Organics will provide organic waste recycling carts onsite for residents to dump their pumpkins as well as information on the benefits of composting. The pumpkins will be used as an ingredient in making nutrient rich compost in both cities.
The compost can be used for growing plants, vegetables, and maintaining lawns. To learn more about compost and composting click here. Atlas Organics offers both commercial and residential organic recycling services. Compost House, Atlas Organics’ residential service, offers more than 1600 homes doorstep and drop off composting service.