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

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where do i take my compost?

Posted on May 27, 2021 in News

while Schmellys may be taking a rest this summer from the mid city farmers market, that doesn’t mean your food scraps have to suffer in the landfill.

Where to find Schmelly’s this spring!

Where to find Schmelly’s this spring!

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in News

Ready to get some of that good good? Head over to our product page if you are ready to place an order for pick-up or delivery. We sell in bulk and by the bucket! Starting in March, Schmelly’s will be selling bagged versions of your favorite supernatural soil products at the Mid-City Farmers Market! Find […]

Job Posting: Compost Site Operator and Truck Driver

Posted on Jul 12, 2020 in News

UPDATE: this position has been filled. Please feel free to send us your resume if you are interested in future job opportunities.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 […]

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

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