- Jessica Hanson
Winnebago County Pumpkin Drive – happening now!
Now that the trick-or-treat festivities are over, you may find your lovingly-carved jack-o-lanterns are looking more trick-y than treat-y. If it's time to get that ghoulish gourd off of your front porch but you feel guilty tossing it in your trash can, you're in luck! Winnebago County Solid Waste is now accepting pumpkins at their yard waste drop site located at 100 W. County Road Y in Oshkosh. Winnebago County Solid Waste is happy to offer this service to divert pumpkins from the landfill. When asked about her inspiration for this program, Solid Waste Associated Edith Tews commented, "After learning that 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are landfilled every year I knew we had to offer a way for our residents to help reduce that number." This program is free for Winnebago County residents bringing in up to six clean pumpkins with no candles, plastic, glitter, or painted decorations. The Solid Waste facility is open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visitors who only have pumpkins may use the middle lane (2) between the scales and come inside to the scale office to be directed where to drop them off.