Halloween Recycling

It's that spooky time of year again and here are some tips to keep your Halloween green this year.


  • When carving your Halloween pumpkins, keep the insides to make a devilishly good pumpkin soup! Try the recipe here: https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipe/spicy-pumpkin-soup 
  • Why not try roasting your pumpkin seeds for a tasty and nutritious snack? Simply toss the seeds in a bowl with melted butter and salt, spread out on a baking tray and bake at 150°C for 45 minutes. 
  • Once the spookiest time of year has passed, if you're signed up to our garden waste collection services you can place your pumpkin in there for disposal. 


  • Remember to put foil from chocolate and cardboard packaging in the recycling bin after Trick or Treating. 
  • Why not challenge yourself to find sweets free from plastic packaging? 


  • Got a fancy dress party coming up?  Avoid unnecessary textile waste this Halloween by using old clothes to create a costume, rather than buying something new.
  • If you aren’t going to use your costume again, donate your costume at a charity shop for other people to use next year.

If you are ever unsure about what goes in your bins you can always check with us. We have a helpful A-Z of waste to help.

Did you know that 60% of people who purchase a pumpkin admit they do not use the flesh that is carved out? Check out these recipes to see what you can do with your carved out pumpkin flesh and avoid avoidable food waste. 

It's Autumn, which means many plants and trees are losing their leaves. For the zero-waste gardener it’s a great opportunity to put this leafy waste to good use without having to touch your garden waste bin. If you want to keep your lawn and paths leaf free then just sweep them onto the borders and flower beds, they'll act as a mulch and break down over winter protecting your soil from nutrient leaching due to rain.