CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has announced that it will be hosting a Great Pumpkin Smash at the McIntire Recycling Center, located at 611 McIntire Road.

The event will begin from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Participants have the opportunity to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container.

The recycling container will be accessible to the public through self-service.

Pumpkin composting is at no charge and is open to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.

RSWA is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment through recycling, composting, refuse, and waste disposal services.

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