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‚Äôs 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?

How much soil do I need? (& will it fit in my Prius?)

How much soil do I need? (& will it fit in my Prius?)

Posted on Apr 12, 2020 in Growing Help

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

Residential Compost Drop-Off Locations Update

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

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 featured on WWNO’s Out To Lunch

Posted on May 24, 2018 in News

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

Schmelly’s accepted into Propeller’s startup accelerator

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in News

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

Compost N.O.W. & Schmelly’s featured in BioCycle magazine

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

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/