Showing posts with label How to recycle pumpkins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How to recycle pumpkins. Show all posts

Sunday, November 3, 2019

How to Recycle Pumpkins After the Holidays

Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, what are the best ideas on Earth for recycling pumpkins?

The Greatest list for Earth Saving Ideas to reduce and reuse pumpkins:
  • Eat them! Pumpkins are high in Vitamin E and A and Fiber so make a healthy Pumpkin recipe...Yum.
  • Eat the seeds, dry them. Another Yum!
  • Compost them in your garden compost
  • Give them away. Offer them to a neighbor or friend w a compost bin  (if you don't have one).
    Planet them.  Kids can watch them grow!
  • Bring them to a farm that has animals that eat them. Did you know cows & cattle love pumpkins? Do call or ask first if they accept them. 
  • Plant Them. Cut each top off, so that the pumpkin looks like a plant potFill it with dirt. Then watch the seeds grow into new pumpkin seedlings!
  • Recycle them! Every town is different so double check the rules.
  • Smash them! Bring them to a pumpkin smashing in your town
NOTE: Don't leave them to degrade outside if you don't want mice, moles, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits or woodchucks coming to your yard. They love them!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recycle Your Fall Pumpkins

What to do with pumpkins after Halloween and Thanksgiving

At Planetpals we say waste not, want not!  So, we've come up with this great list of not only useful, but yummy ideas to help you utilize and recycle the pumpkins you used to decorate for the Fall holidays:
Make a Planter.  Photo: Small Kids Big Ideas
  1. Bake the Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Grow New Pumpkins with the Seeds
  3. Use it as a Pumpkin Planter (see above)
  4. Use it as a Pumpkin Cooler or Bowl
  5. Create a Pumpkin Bird Feeder 
  6. Compost That Pumpkin
  7. Pumpkin Potpouri
  8. Make Pumpkin Baby Food 
  9. Baked Pumpkin
  10. Baked Stuffed Pumpkin
  11. Beef and Pumpkin Stew
  12. Black Bean and Roasted Pumpkin Salad
  13. Cereal Pumpkin Bread
  14. Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
  15. Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding
  16. Creamy Pumpkin Soup
  17. Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
  18. Honey Pumpkin Pie
  19. Pumpkin Cake
  20. Pumpkin Cheesecake
  21. Pumpkin Chili
  22. Pumpkin Curry
  23. Pumpkin Fudge
  24. Pumpkin Gingerbread
  25. Pumpkin Mincemeat Pie
  26. Pumpkin Muffins
  27. Pumpkin Pancakes
  28. Pumpkin Pie
  29. Pumpkin Soup
  30. Pumpkin Waffles
  31. Stuffed Pumpkin
  32. Turn it into a Winter Snowman

Lastly, if you can't do any of these, just give it away to someone who will! 
Orange you glad we compiled this list of PUMPKIN Recycle ideas? 
For more Halloween Ideas see Planetpals Green Halloween Journal and Green Halloween Board on Pinterest.

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