This time of year pumpkins are a popular item and after Halloween a lot of them end up in the trash can.

That doesn't have to happen. They can be composted.

In Denver when you drop off your leaves you can also drop off those pumpkins.

On the weekend you can drop them off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. November 5 through November 20.

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If you're looking for a more fun way to dispose of your pumpkins, check out the Pumpkin Smash in Idaho Springs on Saturday November 5. It runs from 12 to 4 p.m. at the baseball fields.

You can hit and smash your launch your spent pumpkins while learning how to compost.