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Second Chance Composting Pumpkin Smash Events
03:40PM / Friday, October 27, 2023
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Second Chance Composting is offering two free events for community members of all ages to bring their pumpkins after Halloween to smash them.
The first event is in Williamstown on Thursday Nov. 2, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Log by Ramunto's, 78 Spring Street.
The second event is in North Adams on Friday Nov. 3, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Hotel Downstreet, 40 Main Street as part of First Fridays.
"This is a fun, family friendly event that we started last year in North Adams and are happy to say we have expanded to include Williamstown this year," Owner John Pitroff said. "It's educational, everyone has a blast, and it's great for our local ecosystem and the planet at large."
Community members must bring their own pumpkins, as they will not be provided.  Pumpkins must be unpainted, unbleached, and have any non organic materials removed.  Once smashed, pumpkins will be brought to Second Chance Composting's facility in Cheshire and made into compost.
According to a press release, in America, over 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are put in landfills each year, creating pollution via methane gas, taking up dwindling landfill space, and destroying the potential for new growth if they were instead composted.
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