Food waste collections

Help cut pumpkin waste

Halloween pumpkins

Every year over a quarter of all Halloween pumpkins in the UK end up being thrown away - that’s 18,000 tonnes of food waste.

When you have finished carving your pumpkin cut the flesh into manageable chunks and store it in the fridge or simply freeze the flesh so that you can bake something tasty at a later date.

Remember, once you have scooped out your pumpkin, eaten all you can, had fun making scary lanterns, pop your leftovers in your food caddy and play your part in a cleaner, greener future. Pumpkins left at the side of food waste caddies will not be collected.

Eat your pumpkin

There are lots of delicious ways to eat your pumpkin - take a look at some of these recipes for inspiration.



Get in touch about recycling and waste

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.