Collection Events

  1. Compost Your Pumpkin
  2. Paper Shred Events
  3. Annual Clean-Up Day

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IGH Pumpkin Collection | Saturday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 7: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | FREE!

Residents of the City of Inver Grove Heights are invited to the IGH Pumpkin Collection Event. Instead of throwing your fall and Halloween pumpkins in the trash, drop them off at our collection site in the VMCC Parking Lot! 

Please stay tuned for details on this year's event. When available, event dates will be posted to this website and published via the Insights residential newsletter. 

  • Accepted Items: Carved or uncarved pumpkins. No painted pumpkins or candles or bags accepted.

All pumpkins collected will be brought to the Mulch Store compost facility in Rosemount where they will be turned into compost—a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers.


Email Ally Sutherland or call 651-604-8511

This event is partially funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Dakota County.