Plymouth Collects Pumpkins for Pig Food
Pumpkin carving help make Halloween what it is, but after the ghosts and goblins fill their sacks and go home, they can become a problem. Rather than throw them away or, worse, letting them rot on the stoop, Plymouth suggests donating them. The city has set up a dumpster at the maintenance facility. People can pitch their pumpkins any time, day or night until November 12th. After that, the pumpkins will be hauled to a farm where they’ll become food for pigs. City officials say it’s a good way to dispose of unwanted Jack-O-Lanterns while keeping the environment in mind.
“Maybe they think about it a little bit,” says City Forester Paul Buck. “Halloween’s fun, pumpkins are fun to carve. But now what do you do with ’em? And if that gets them thinking about reusing and recycling things, that’s kinda the ultimate goal.”
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