Join us for this free and sustainable family event as we collect leftover pumpkins and divert them from becoming landfill waste. See location info below.

WHATThe Compost Clubhouse Pumpkin Toss – a fun, lighthearted community event hosted by the Compost Clubhouse youth teams to collect thousands of pounds of pumpkin waste, diverting it from our community landfills to be composted.

WHY: Halloween can be a very wasteful holiday when thousands of tons of pumpkins are thrown away and further fill our landfill. Compost Clubhouse is on a mission to reduce the amount of food waste and compostable materials being treated as trash by offering easy solutions for homes, schools and communities.

WHEN: November 6 + 7 from 12-3pm (see below for dates for each location)


  • On November 6 and 7 [from 12-3pm] the Compost Clubhouse youth team will be positioned at 11 schools around central Ohio to collect pumpkins for compost.
  • 44 giant collection containers (photos attached) – four 48”x40”x36” gaylord containers made from compostable cardboard will be installed in school parking lots to gather pumpkin waste and ultimately divert it to a farming partner in Urbana, Ohio.
  • Youth team members from Compost Clubhouse will be positioned to assist their community participants as they drive up with pumpkins.
  • This event truly celebrates our mission by asking those around us to make “a small change that collectively makes a big impact.”

WHERE: In the parking lots of 11 schools around central Ohio including

Saturday Pumpkin Toss, 12-3pm, Saturday, November 6th:

  1. Columbus School for Girls, 65 South Drexel Ave Columbus, OH 43209
  2. Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
  3. Gahanna High Point Elementary, 700 Venetian Way, Gahanna, OH 43230
  4. Taylor Road Elementary 8200 Taylor Rd SW, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
  5. Barrington Elementary School, 1780 Barrington Rd, Columbus, OH 43221
  6. Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

Sunday Pumpkin Toss – Sunday, November 7th, EARLY DROP OFF SITE @ Saint Andrew
4081 Reed Rd, Columbus, OH 43220   (9am-12pm)

Sunday, November 7th from 12-3pm at the following schools:

  1. Grandview Larson Middle School, Parking lot at 1st Avenue and Fairview Avenues
  2. The Wellington School, 3650 Reed Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
  3. Dublin Middle School, 150 W Bridge St, Dublin, OH 43017
  4. Worthington Kilburn HS, 1499 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235

WHO: Youth team members of Compost Clubhouse

This event is free to schools and their communities, sponsored by Compost Clubhouse, grant funding from the Ohio EPA, and generous sponsors Standley LLP, Third Sun Solar, IGS Energy, Behal, Sampson & Dietz Architects, Grandview Insurance, Signature Dermatology and Keller Williams-Dooley & Company Realtors. Compost Clubhouse youth team volunteers will receive gift cards and swag from Jeni’s, Northstar Café and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mona Barber,, 614-378-2808

About Compost Clubhouse:

Compost Clubhouse empowers young people to take the lead in changing the way we treat food waste.

Compost Clubhouse is a collective of kids, advocates, service providers, city leaders and schools in Central Ohio. We empower kids and their communities to divert food scraps and other compostable waste from our landfills. Our weekly curbside pickup is a simple solution for all individuals and families to contribute to the critical issue of planet-warming gases emitted into our environment and overcrowding of landfills.

September 2021 marks two years since Compost Clubhouse picked up our first bucket of compost! Thanks to the wonderful support of our subscribers and everyone in the communities we serve, today we support 26 communities (through 250 households, 14 schools and a community drop-off location fat the corner of Grandview Ave and Goodale Blvd.) and have diverted more than 50 tons from central Ohio landfills! We are proud to be doing this meaningful and empowering youth-led work.

Our youth team is involved at every level, from presenting at city council meetings to serving as ambassadors in their schools as they implement food waste collection in cafeterias and classrooms across Columbus.

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