You are invited to dispose of your jack-o’-lanterns & decorative gourds at

Compost Winnipeg’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Drop!

What is a “Pumpkin Drop”?

In partnership with CF Polo Park, we are inviting Winnipeggers to drop pumpkins off the 2nd level of the parkade into the back of our Hino collection truck for composting. This event is opening up to the general public to have their jack-o’-lanterns composted and experience the thrill of tossing it off a roof (of sorts).


Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


While this event is free, we welcome donations which we will put towards compost collection service for a local social service.


CF Polo Park Southeast Parkade (Near Sport Chek), 2nd level


Of the 80,000 tonnes of pumpkins produced in Canada, 66% are sold to consumers; often used for carving and are never eaten. Without intervention, this is an immense amount of organic waste destined for the landfill.

Furthermore, every year Compost Winnipeg has great difficulty accommodating all the pumpkins on our regular collection routes due to the space and volume they take up. This year we are trying this fun and unique approach to the problem while bringing attention to the importance of composting.

Results from Previous Pumpkin Drop Events

Our 1st and 2nd annual pumpkin drop events were a smashing success!

Check out the case studies below for more details!