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Pumpkin Smash 2020 
Drop-Off ONLY  Sorry no smashing this year due to Covid-19

Pumpkin Smash 2019 Picture of volunteers

Saturday, November 7th 

Time: 11 am - 2 pm 

at Veteran's Field 

“Don’t Trash it, Smash it at Home” We're encouraging virtual smashing parties - send us videos on Facebook @growamsterdamny where you clobber your pumpkin at home, and bring us the remains.

Let's continue to divert pumpkins from the Landfill.

We'll also collect un-smashed pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, corn stalks, and straw bales too!

Please remove all decorations and candles.

Pumpkins will be composted by the Compost Works Initiative @ Grow Amsterdam NY - by composting your pumpkins you are keeping organic waste out of the landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating compost, a natural fertilizer, for the Esperanza Verde, the city's new park at 285 East Main St.