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The Great Pumpkin Drop

November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE), SalemRecycles, and Black Earth Compost team up to bring you the 2nd annual GREAT PUMPKIN DROP — a community composting event.

On Sunday, November 3 from 12:00-3:00, bring your pumpkins to the parking lot of Dead Horse Beach (at Salem Willows), where Black Earth Compost will collect them for composting.

* TEST your skills at shooting your pumpkin through a basketball hoop. Yes, we’re serious!

* WIN a free, six-month subscription to curbside compost pickup, awarded to the first ten Salem households that aren’t current clients.

Why? Because un-composted pumpkins don’t go to pumpkin heaven. Some end up in landfill, producing methane as they decompose, a greenhouse gas 21x more harmful then CO2. Some add unnecessary weight to our trash load, and are incinerated. Salem’s pumpkins deserve better! Composting turns food waste into rich nutrients for topsoil.

To volunteer, contact Shelley Alpern at [email protected]
For more info, visit
To learn about composting, visit

(Note: we can only collect pumpkins while Black Earth’s truck is present, Sunday 12-3. Pumpkins left behind outside those hours will be tossed out.)


November 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dead Horse Beach Parking Lot
Salem Willows, 158 Fort Ave
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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