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« on: October 25, 2017, 01:18:45 PM »

This Halloween residents across the borough are being reminded that it doesn’t have to lead to a frightful waste of discarded pumpkins.

In the UK around one million spooky pumpkins are bought to eat or as decorations and end up as waste in the bin.

Pumpkin flesh can be used in a whole host of recipes including soups, pies and bread. Pumpkin seeds can be scooped out and made into a delicious treat or planted in the garden to grow next year’s creation.

All the extra packaging that Halloween creates can also be recycled. Unwanted fancy dress costumes can be bagged and left out for textile recycling on bin collection days.

Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “We want to help residents to recycle what they can once the fun is over.

“Discarded pumpkins can be chopped up and recycled in the food waste caddies that we collect every week.

“We are always looking at how we can reduce the amount that ends up in the black rubbish bin. To make food recycling easier, free food waste bags are available from local libraries and outdoor food bins can be ordered online.”

Residents can also use their leftover pumpkins by composting them. You can order a discounted home composter from www.getcomposting.com or by telephoning on 0800 316 4454.
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