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Food Plus! tips: Recycling pumpkins and other fall holiday items


Carved Pumpkin

Bellingham, WA – Fall holidays are just around the corner. Use your FoodPlus! Toter to recycle many compostable items used for seasonal/holiday decorating, parties and other celebrations, including these fall holiday related items:

  • Pumpkins/Gourds/Squash
  • Cornstalks/Hay/Straw
  • Old or unwanted Halloween candy
  • Paper Tablecloths and Napkins
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Cups
  • Compostable, Plant-based Dishware and Utensils inc. Plates, Bowls and Cups

Food Plus! service is available year-round. For a complete list of items accepted click here. To sign up for service please contact us.

For questions or more information, email us or call (360) 734-3490.


About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)

Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC was named the 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber and is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, BizCycle Silver bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit Connect with us: Facebook/sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets.






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