SHAWNEE, Kan. — When Halloween ends, don’t toss your pumpkin out with the candy wrappers. 

The City of Shawnee is partnering with Food Cycle KC to help residents compost their jack-o-lanterns and other holiday gourds.  

From 10a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, residents can drop off their pumpkins, squash, jack-o-lanterns and other gourds at City Hall to be recycled. Residents will pay a $3 fee to cover composting costs. Food Cycle KC will use the pumpkins to create nutrient rich soil.

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