MOORHEAD — Clay County Solid Waste wants the public to know that pumpkins are not allowed in yard waste piles because they are categorized as organic waste.

So, what to do with them once Halloween is over?

From Nov. 1-14, pumpkins can be dropped off at recycling centers throughout the county as part of the "Take Jack Back" campaign.

For locations and more information visit: https://claycountymn.gov/1280/Take-Jack-Back.

Special pumpkin recycling containers will be set up at Moorhead's two recycling drop-off locations, as well as at the county's compost drop-off location in the Oakport area of north Moorhead.

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Those sites include a drop-off site at Moorhead's Public Works facility at 700 15th Ave. N.; a drop-off site at 418 Elm St. S.; and the north Moorhead compost site at 809 58th Ave. N.

Pumpkins collected will be recycled by composting them at a local farmstead, as opposed to being dumped in the landfill.