Are your pumpkins looking a little sad now that Halloween is over? Don't banish them to a landfill! We recommend backyard composting, and additionally, Waste Management is now accepting pumpkins in with regular yard waste.
- Backyard Composting: You can compost pumpkins in your backyard even if you don't have a compost pile. Get step-by-step instructions here.
- Yard Waste Collection: Remove all candles and other non-organic materials from pumpkins first. Yard waste collection runs through December 15 and takes place on your regular garbage pickup day. Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon paper bag and placed at the curb with a yard waste sticker affixed for collection. Get more information here or by contacting the Village's Finance Department at 847.945.5000.
Leftover Halloween Candy Collection
Do you have extra Halloween candy, even after picking out all your favorites? The Deerfield Police Department will be collecting leftover Halloween candy from November 1 through November 8. There are boxes located in the Village Hall and Police Department (open 24/7) lobbies for donations.
Candy will be donated to a number of charitable organizations including Operation North Pole, NICASA, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, The Veteran’s Closet and North Chicago Community Partners.