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Compost your pumpkin lanterns for a good cause

Nov 01 2012
Siobhan Cavanagh, 6, takes a bat to a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Smash last year. 

Siobhan Cavanagh, 6, takes a bat to a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Smash last year.

Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Times Colonist , Times Colonist

Wondering what to do with your Halloween pumpkins? Compost them for a good cause.

Thrifty Foods is hosting the annual Pumpkin Smash at four locations this weekend. Pumpkins will be smashed, mashed and composted by donation to the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre in partnership with Thrifty Foods, Ellice Recycle and the Capital Regional District. Family-friendly activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday:

? Thrifty Foods Broadmead, 777 Royal Oak Dr.

? Thrifty On Sunday: Foods Fairfield, 1590 Fairfield Rd.

? ThriftyFoods Admirals Walk, 1495 Admirals Rd.

? Thrifty Foods Cloverdale, 3475 Quadra St.

Pumpkins can also be dropped off for composting between Nov. 1 and 6 at the following locations:

? Thrifty Foods Central Saanich, 7860 Wallace Dr.

? Thrifty Foods Mill Bay, 2720 Mill Bay Rd.

? Ellice Recycle Diversion Facility, 524 David St.

? Ellice Recycle Canteen Road Yard and Garden Waste Drop-off, 605 Canteen Rd.

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