The Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program will host its annual Day of Pumpkin Decorating on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. 

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recycling depot at 33670 Valley Rd. in Abbotsford. Families will have the option of decorating onsite while socially distanced in the outdoor space or taking the pumpkins and decorating kits home.   

The free event is held in celebration of National Waste Reduction Week and encourages families to decorate pumpkins without using cutting or carving utensils. This allows the pumpkins to be re-used for fall baking or animal feed.  

The pumpkins are donated by Willow View Farms. The limit is one pumpkin per child with a maximum of three children per adult. 

“We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday and want to thank Willow View Farms for once again helping make this event possible,” said Laura Midan, the Director of Recycling 

Whether they attend the event or not, community members can submit a picture of their decorated pumpkin for a chance to win a basket of Halloween goodies by using the tag #ArchwayPumpkins on social media.  (see full rules here)

Abbotsford Mission Recycling is a program of Archway Community Services that provides recycling services for Mission and Abbotsford. 

The program also offers an extensive public awareness program, including school education, community workshops, and a recycling education center. 

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