Comox Strathcona Waste Management is reminding residents of the Comox Valley Regional District to dispose of their pumpkins in an environmentally responsible manner this Halloween.
When a pumpkin ends up in the landfill it does not break down as it would in a compost pile. The pumpkins decompose without oxygen, producing leachate and methane gas which is harmful to the environment.
Residents of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland arebeing asked to place their pumpkins on the curb within othe yard waste or kitchen scraps container. Pumpkins will be collected during regular scheduled pick-up days during the week of November 6 to 10.