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What to do with Jack

North Shore Recycling Program HalloweenWhen Halloween has come and gone and you’re left wondering “What should I do with Jack?”, consider these tips to keep your Jack-o’-lantern out of the garbage:

Eat Jack.

Pumpkins are edible, tasty and good for you since they are high in fibre and antioxidants.

Compost Jack

Although pumpkins are orange, they make great “green” material for your compost bin. Be sure to chop them up into palm-sized pieces and cover them with a thick layer of leaves or other browns for a successful compost.

Bury Jack

If you don’t have a compost bin, you can still add Jack's nutrients to your soil. Just chop up Jack and bury him in your garden under at least a 12” of soil.

Put Jack out for Yard Trimmings Collection

Pumpkins are acceptable in your green can. Remove any candles and ensure they don’t make your can weigh more than 20 kg or 45 lbs.

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hether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:

minimize common composting problems,

improve your finished compost and

take less garbage to the curb.


Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:

·minimize common composting problems,

·improve your finished compost and

·take less garbage to the curb.

Compost Trouble?

North Shore Recycling Program HelpCheck out our Troubleshooting Page for solutions to common problems or view our Composting How-To Videos.