where do i take my compost?
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.
Job Posting: Compost Site Operator and Truck Driver
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 […]
A crisis for growth
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?
How much soil do I need? (& will it fit in my Prius?)
1. Measure your garden bed: 2. Calculate the volume of your bed: 3. Will my soil fit in my vehicle? Vehicle volume guide: CARS FYI your car will probably only hold up to 10-13 cu.ft of soil max (unless you get really creative). We only sell in bulk (no bags) so you will need to […]
Residential Compost Drop-Off Locations Update
Due to Covid-19 pandemic emergency measures, significant changes have been made to our partner programs for residential food scrap drop-off. Affected programs include Compost NOW at the New Orleans Public Library and the Crescent City Farmers Market composting program at Oschner & Bucktown markets in Jefferson Parish. At this time, you can bring your food […]
Schmelly’s featured on WWNO’s Out To Lunch
Schmelly’s Dirt Farm & Local Cooling Farm were guests on WWNO’s Out To Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti, a lovely weekly radio program in New Orleans where guests are fed lunch at Commander’s Palace and asked questions between fork-fulls of delicious food. My kind of interview. “It would take an Armageddon-like catastrophe to turn us all […]
Schmelly’s accepted into Propeller’s startup accelerator
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been accepted into the Propeller’s 2017 business startup accelerator that begins this week. Every week Propeller gathers all the ventures in the program together to connect, check-in, collaborate, and learn new skills from guests speakers and workshops. We have be paired with business mentor Lisa Amoss, founding president of […]
Compost N.O.W. & Schmelly’s featured in BioCycle magazine
Schmelly’s and Compost N.O.W. were featured in the September 2017 issue of BioCycle magazine for our residential food scrap collection program hosted at 5 public libraries around the city. We hope to expand to 7 libraries by early next year. find the writeup at: http://www.biocycle.net/2017/09/07/composting-roundup-77/