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Seattle’s Least Favorite Candy is…

Compost Pumpkins & Unwanted Candy; Gum and Wrappers go in Garbage

The  results are in!

Earning 20 percent of the votes, the Halloween candy that terrifies Seattle Public Utilities customers the most is…

Candy Corn!

Created in 1880 by George Renninger, the ubiquitous treat certainly has a lot of detractors – as well as millions and millions of fans. Approximately nine billion pieces, weighing 35 million pounds, are produced each year. If each piece of Candy Corn were laid end to end, they would encircle the Earth 5.6 times.  Each piece has 3.57 calories.

Seattle Public Utilities reminds all trick or treaters that they can put their unwanted candy, along with their Jack O’ Lanterns, in their food and yard waste cart, where they will be turned into compost for local parks and gardens.

Waxed candy, gum and wrappers go in the garbage.

Last year, Seattle residents diverted 35,000 tons of food scraps from the landfill by composting them instead.