Great Places To Donate Your Pumpkin Near Hamilton and Halton

Did you know you can donate your pumpkin after Halloween? Give that gourd one more kick at the can and donate it to a worthy cause like these locations that will use it to feed the animals in their care.


IMPORTANT: In talking with Ontario Parks, they’ve asked everyone to NOT dump their pumpkins in parks or conservation areas. While it may seem harmless, the germination that happens as the pumpkins decompose means unwanted pumpkin growth. Please be cautious of where you place your pumpkins.


Where To Donate Your Pumpkin After Halloween

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo uses your naked pumpkins for animal enrichment (they play with them!) and of course nibbling.

Bradley Museum – Drop your pumpkin off for its last hurrah! Wander the pumpkin lit path at Bradley while enjoying spooky music and admiring the creativity of your neighbours. Complete a scavenger hunt and get a prize. Pumpkins are recycled at the end of the evening.

Ralphy’s Retreat Animal Sanctuary provides a safe home for abandoned, neglected and abused pot-bellied pigs. They’ll happily accept uncarved and undecorated pumpkins.


What Bin Does My Pumpkin Go In?

You can also choose to put your pumpkins at the curb for the garbage pick up, make sure to put them out on your Yard Waste collection day as per Hamilton and Halton region, not in your green bin.



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