The Pumpkin Smash is an annual effort by communities to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for residents to drop-off jack-o-lanterns to be composted. It is held each year the Saturday after Halloween. Don’t Trash it, Smash it!
2022 Lake County Pumpkin Collection Event Locations
Prairieland Disposal November 1 through November 30, 2022 Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 1350 N. Old Rand Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084
Wauconda Township Office - Free Compost Give Away at this location November 5 through November 13, 2022 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 505 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084
Village of Libertyville - Adler Park Pool Parking Lot - Free Compost Give Away at this location Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 1500 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 Sponsored by: Sustain Libertyville Commission
College of Lake County Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00 am to Noon 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030 Sponsored by: CLC Sustainability Council
Village of Grayslake - Daniel Barry Skate Park Parking Lot Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00 am to Noon Across from Grayslake Library, 100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL 60030 Sponsored by Grayslake Central High School, Village of Grayslake, and Grayslake Public Library
Village of Gurnee - Village Hall Parking Lot Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00 am to Noon 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
Mundelein Park District - Keith Mione Community Park Friday, November 4, 2021 Noon to 5:00 pm 1401 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL 60060
Vernon Hills Park District - Maintenance Building Friday, November 4, 2022 7:00 am to 4:00 pm 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Health & Safety Precautions: All attendees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth and practice social distancing. Please do not attend if you or someone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Thank you for ensuring this is a safe event!
Host a Pumpkin Smash
Host a Pumpkin Smash in your town to help your neighbors green their Halloween. Download and review the guide to hosting your own Pumpkin Smash and then register your site. Download the Guide