CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - With Halloween behind us, it's on to Thanksgiving but first people have to get rid of those carved jack-o'-lanterns. On Saturday, people headed to McIntire Recycling Center for the Great Pumpkin Smash.

The event gave the community a chance to get rid of their old pumpkins while helping the environment. People stood on risers as their pumpkins went flying into the containers smashing into pieces.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Press Release:

Charlottesville, VA – October 1, 2019

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the Great Pumpkin Smash Composting Event at McIntire Recycling Center, located at 611 McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 22902, on November 2, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. Information regarding the RSWA, City, and County composting and recycling programs will be available. Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is dedicated to protecting and improving the environment by providing recycling, composting, refuse, and waste disposal services. RSWA assists thousands of City and County residents each year with their recycling, solid waste, and household hazardous waste disposal.

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