What are you doing with the pumpkin seeds and pulp? If you're carving pumpkins or baking fresh pumpkin pies, and you don’t properly dispose of the pumpkin pulp and seeds, you may spend time waiting for the plumber instead of enjoying your holiday festivities. DO NOT put the seeds and pulp down your garbage disposal or sink drain. If you dispose of the seeds and pulp down your garbage disposal or sink drain, the pumpkin’s pulp will harden, causing a stoppage. It's best to keep the pumpkin carvings away from your kitchen sink and garbage disposal. Don't risk it! Throw all carvings and scraps in a trash can instead and avoid Holiday interruption and frustration.