Recycle your pumpkin and other Halloween decorations

Published: Friday, 30th October 2020

Households in Oxford can recycle their real Halloween pumpkin at the kerbside on top of or beside their food caddy.

Those who live in flats with shared bins are invited to pop their pumpkins directly in their red food bins.

There is a lot of waste produced around Halloween so, where possible please try to make your Halloween decorations or buy second hand or reusable products. If you’re unsure whether something can be recycled check Oxfordshire County Council's recycle, repair and reuse web page.

Recycling organisation Hubbub believes that 12.8 million pumpkins are expected to be left uneaten this Halloween in the UK. For some pumpkin recipe ideas, visit the Hubbub website.