schmelly's services

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

Xtra Special Stinky Services Xtra Special Stinky Services

Table to Farm! Stop tossing your turnips and close the loop on food waste: Schmelly’s is the missing link for special events & businesses!

Residential Compost Pickup Residential Compost Pickup

Soo… you don’t wanna mess with backyard compost, but don’t wanna send your stanky food scraps to the dump either? Send ’em to Schmelly’s.

Supernatural Soil Products Supernatural Soil Products

It’s garden time!
More powerful then a pepperup, our products will have your
plants popping

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

what stinks?!

hot news in our stinky world

Job Posting: Compost Site Operator and Truck Driver

Posted on Jul 12, 2020 in News

As of July 12, 2020, Schmelly’s is hiring for the position of Compost Site Operator/Truck Driver.Location: Orleans, Jefferson and St Bernard Parishes, Louisiana Schmelly’s Dirt Farm is an organics recycling company that produces high-quality compost and soil products for regional farmers & gardeners. Since 2014 we have composted over 5 million pounds of organic material.  […]

A crisis for growth

A crisis for growth

Posted on May 27, 2020 in News

Schmelly’s is an organics recycling business, picking up organics residuals from the food industry and closing the loop by recycling that natural material into compost, a rich soil conditioner for farmers and gardeners. Your food system relies on compost. Schmelly’s is, by definition, part food/agriculture industry and part public works/waste management. What would our city be like without us? If we stopped picking up, where would the organic waste go?

Y’all are some local food system heroes!

Y’all are some local food system heroes!

Posted on May 26, 2020 in News

It takes creativity, commitment, and connections to keep the local food system resilient. From feeding frontline workers, to offering no contact local food boxes to opening their bins up as a local community composting hub, these folks are THE BIZ.

retched referrals

Meghan Tierney, Kilowatt Events

When Schmelly’s Dirt Farm provided full composting services for two College Football Playoff venues, there was never a question that the job would be completed professionally and with an understanding of an event environment. From the first planning steps to removal of the last roll-off their team closely communicated with Kilowatt One to assure a seamless operation. They offered detailed guidance for acceptable service ware and were prepared to accommodate adjustments to the schedule. The Schmelly’s team stays up-to-date on best practices, looks to innovate new programs in the community, and are leaders in this space.

- Meghan Tierney, Kilowatt Events
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