Save the Environment and Recycle Halloween Material

Recycle at halloweenHalloween is one of the most popular holidays in most parts of the world. It is a time when kids dress up in costumes, and everyone gets into the spooky spirit. However, with Halloween comes a lot of waste that can harm the environment. According to EPA, Americans generate about 25% more waste during the Halloween season than any other time of the year. The good news is that you can do your part by recycling your Halloween materials. In this blog, we’ll explore how you can save the environment and recycle Halloween material as well as ways to recycle different Halloween materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

1. Pumpkins

Pumpkins are synonymous with Halloween. They are often carved and showcased as decorations. Instead of throwing them away after Halloween, you can opt to recycle pumpkins in a variety of ways. You can compost them, feed them to animals or turn them into fertiliser for your garden. Alternatively, you can remove the seeds and flesh and use them to make delicious pumpkin bread and other recipes.

2. Costumes

Halloween costumes often pile up in storage after the festivities have ended. Instead of throwing them away, consider donating costumes to schools or charity organizations. You can also repurpose them for other occasions. For instance, a cape from a witch costume can make a great backdrop for a superhero themed birthday party.

3. Sweet Wrappers

Halloween sweet wrappers can generate large amounts of waste that can harm the environment if not properly disposed of. Consider recycling the wrappers in your green bin with soft plastics.

4. Decorations

Halloween decorations provide a fun and spooky atmosphere for trick or treaters but can cause a tonne of waste when the season is over. Possibly the best option for recycling of Halloween decorations may be a very simple one. You could put them neatly into a clearly labelled box for next year. Even if you don’t want to wear it next year a charity shop would love it on the run up to Halloween.

5. Battery operated toys

Battery operated Halloween decorations like string lights can be recycled. These types of lights have lithium and copper batteries. They will need to be disposed of properly (or saved for next year), and you can do so by looking for WEE Ireland recycling programs in your community that accept these items. You can also upcycle these items by converting them into creative home decor or holiday lighting for other upcoming holidays.


In conclusion, Halloween is an exciting day that should be celebrated safely while being mindful of the environment. By recycling Halloween materials, you reduce the amount of waste in landfills and make the holiday season eco-friendly while getting creative. With such creative ideas, the Halloween season can undoubtedly be made refreshing, enjoyable, and planet-friendly.

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