Want to start composting and have some fun?  Start with your Halloween pumpkin – don’t trash it, come with the whole family and smash it.

Bring your pumpkin and candy to the War Memorial Circle behind City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave. , Newton) on Saturday, November 2 from 11am-2pm and have some fun smashing it before it goes off to the compost pile and becomes dirt to grow next year’s patch.

 You can also donate your leftover Halloween candy to Treats for Troops to let our deployed service members feel connected to home.