Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Halloween is coming up.  Here are some ideas to make your Halloween festivities a little greener...

 From DEP's website: 

Have a Green Halloween

Halloween can be scary - but it needn't be scary for the earth. Here are some tips on how to keep environmental hobgoblins away :
  • Use pillow cases or cloth bags instead of paper bags for collecting candy.
  • Buy candy that uses the least amount of packaging.
  • Check the labels on Halloween-related items and buy ones that use recycled content.
  • If you plan a Halloween party, buy or use reusable utensils, plates, napkins, and tablecloths, or buy disposable items that have recycled content.
  • After the festivities are over, start a compost pile with your old jack-o-lantern. If you do not have space, check with your town officials or local garbage collectors about whether there is a community compost pile in your area.
  • As you clean up after the holiday, don't throw away your Halloween decorations. Use them again next year to save money as well as landfill space.
  • Urge children to dispose of their candy wrappers in their bags or in trash cans rather than on the street.