Pumpkin recycling in Burns Lake

Brent and Lena Mackereth from Burns Lake left a trailer at the corner of 8th Avenue and Centre Street, for anyone looking to discard of their post-Halloween pumpkins. Lena told Lakes District News that as of Nov. 5, the trailer was already emptied once and was half filled again. She estimates that the equivalent of two big tote bags from wholesale have been collected.The reason for the Mackereth’s collecting the old pumpkins is to feed the many animals they own, as well as keep the pumpkins out of landfill from people throwing them in the dump. (Eddie Huband photos/Lakes District News)

By Eddie Huband