We are delighted to have launched a commercial food scraps collection program in Santa Fe. Commercial composting’s impact on our community’s quality of life is immense: thousands of cubic yards of food scraps are being diverted from the landfill where they would create toxic methane. Instead, we are using the organic material to create a rich, fertile soil amendment that retains moisture and nurtures our farms and gardens.
In our first three months of collections, we have diverted
over 100,000 pounds of food scraps
from our landfill.
All Santa Fe Public Schools will be joining the program beginning September 2014!
Are you part of a local business that would like to participate?
Our goal is to make food scraps/organics separation AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE for our restaurant clients, and to make a seamless transition from trash to treasure! We will be providing bins, bags, labels and 64-gallon wheeled carts for collection 1, 2 or 3 times per week. Fees for services are comparable to the City fees for cart services, and we will do a trash audit for you–your monthly fee should be the same or lower by adding compost to your routine…not to mention the great publicity as a pioneer on this important eco project! If your restaurant or institution is interested in participating, please contact us for program details and to schedule an appointment to discuss your particular logistics. Call 505-629-0836 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm.
Current composting partners include:
Blue Corn Cafe and Brewery, La Choza, Cowgirl BBQ, Del Charro, Geronimo,Restaurant Martin, L’Olivier, Salazar Elementary School and The Shed.