Say Boo to Landfills this Season with HOTBIN!

Say Boo to Landfills this Season with HOTBIN!

You can say Boo to Landfills this season by composting your pumpkin and other food & garden scraps in your HOTBIN composter. Pumpkins have a fast decay rate in a HOTBIN. This differs from cold composters, where seeds can survive and appear on your final compost.

In 2022, around 16.4 million cwt of pumpkins were produced in the United States. This is almost double the amount produced in 2001, when production came to about 8.46 million cwt. Pumpkins are especially popular in the U.S. around Halloween.This is around 6 lbs. of pumpkin per person.

We carve spooky faces into them and set them out on the porch with a candle inside. Then, after a few days, we throw them in the trash where they end up in landfills (talk about scary!) and release methane - contributing to global warming.

Compost your Pumpkins this Season!

Instead of throwing your pumpkin in the trash after Halloween, why not compost them instead! By composting your pumpkin scraps you can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills and the compost created, can then return valuable nutrients to your soil.

If you do not have a way of composting your food & garden scraps today, consider acquiring a composter device this season.

To learn more about recycling your food & garden waste and HOTBIN, visit our site at

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