schmelly's services

full service compost pickup & delivery business outta new orleans, la

Event Composting Services Event Composting Services

Whether you are planning a community festival, wedding throw down, conference, holiday party, or any other gathering you dream up – Schmelly’s can help with all your composting needs.

Commercial Compost Pickup Commercial Compost Pickup

sustainable waste management for schools, grocery, restaurants, cafes & more.

Residential Compost Pickup Residential Compost Pickup

household compost pickup for you & your neighbors.

Supernatural Soil & Compost Supernatural Soil & Compost

more powerful then a pepperup, our products will have your
plants popping

Kitchen Garden Maintenance Kitchen Garden Maintenance

trying to grow a garden & run a restaurant? maybe we can help…

Compost Systems Design/Build Compost Systems Design/Build

we create custom compost cubicles to contain all yr carrot cuts, cucumber cores & crawfish

what stinks?!

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Schmelly’s featured in Biz New Orleans

Schmelly’s featured in Biz New Orleans

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in News

Check us out in the August 2019 issue of Biz New Orleans magazine! A first for the region, Schmelly’s Dirt Farm’s compost collection is rapidly expanding to serve local restaurants, hotels, farmers and growers. Hard copy available at locations around the city, online version here! In the article, you can read all about our journey […]

You really want to put THAT in your compost?

You really want to put THAT in your compost?

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Some musings on PFAS, Bio-Plastics, and Sustainable Materials Management If you’ve been following Schmelly’s on social media, you have probably seen recent posts about new research coming out on PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) in biodegradable and compostable food containers and serviceware. With the push for more responsible, environmentally-friendly consumption, there has been a boom in the […]

Schmelly’s in the Parish

Schmelly’s in the Parish

Posted on May 2, 2019 in News

On March 28th, Schmelly’s founder Nicola Krebill took home the grand prize at the 5th annual Startup St. Bernard pitch event. Schmelly’s was selected by a panel of judges – Mindy Nunez Airhart,  President and CEO of Southern Services and Equipment, Inc;  Kristen Essig, co-owner and co-chef at Coquette; Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the […]

We envision a city with healthy soil, meaningful & well-paying jobs, and people empowered to grow & share good food.

retched referrals

Jamie Broussard, Audubon Nature Institute

Instituting composting at a big special event like the AZA conference was a complex task that involved many hands and cooperation across departments. Schmelly’s provided invaluable customer service that allowed us the make sure we had tight systems in place for every step of the process, from selecting the right compostable serviceware to thinking through day-of logistics.

Between the helpful guidance from Schmelly’s staff and having all hands on deck within our internal teams, we successfully diverted over 2.5 tons of waste from the landfill. This was a big sustainability victory for our organization this year!

- Jamie Broussard, Audubon Nature Institute
Miki Mendler </br> Avenue Cafe

We’ve been composting since the first day of being open, for over six years. It is important for us: our customers value that and it sets the right tone for our new coworkers. After our original composting company became unreliable, we switched to Schmelly’s. We are very satisfied with their service – the pickups are on time; the communication around special events/holidays are on point; and, when we have any questions or requests, they are quick to get back to us. Having Schmelly’s as a partner is one of the easiest part of running my business!

- Miki Mendler
Avenue Cafe
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

Schmelly’s has been providing compost services for us at The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine for the past few years, and our experience has been outstanding. As a center that teaches healthy cooking to the community, it’s important for us to model practices that not only are good for the body, but are also good for the environment at large. Introducing composting has been a wonderful way for us to cut down on our waste, especially as we have so much organic plant materials that can be used for the better to grow more food rather than ending up in the landfill!

- Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine