Last week to drop off your jack o’ lanterns and leaves to the Leaf & Pumpkin composting program
Halloween has come and gone but Calgarians still have time to get their yards cleaned up. Bagged leaves and pumpkins will be accepted for composting at seasonal drop-off locations until Sunday, November 6.
“This is the last week for Calgarians to bring in leaves and all those leftover jack o’lanterns from Halloween,” says Waste & Recycling Services superintendent Darcy Cairns. Materials collected at the drop-offs will be mulched and turned into nutrient-rich compost that can be used in gardens, parks and farms.
The Leaf & Pumpkin composting program is intended for residential use only, and people are asked not to include rocks, branches, soil or sod. Paper yard waste bags are recommended over plastic bags as they can be composted along with the leaves and pumpkins.
Visit calgary.ca/leaf for a location near you. Please note that landfill locations are closed on Sundays.