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.
Where to find Schmelly’s this spring!
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
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?
Y’all are some local food system heroes!
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.
Schmelly’s stands by New Orleans sanitation workers
We at Schmellys believe sanitation workers are owed the ability to work in safe conditions with a wage that reflects the tireless work the city demands of them. We stand in solidarity with the men forced into the precarious position of temporary labor that pays them not even half of what is considered a living […]
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 […]
Love it: Composting recognized at the Love Your City Awards Gala!
Read about Schmellys and other community partners being recognized at Love Your City Awards Gala, a LifeCity initiative.
Schmelly’s featured in Biz New Orleans
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 […]