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.
Since the program’s inception in April 2014, we have diverted
over 300,000 pounds of food scraps
thanks to these pioneering establishments:
Blue Corn Brewery (Southside), Del Charro, Restaurant Martin, Cowgirl BBQ, La Choza, The Shed, L’Olivier, Whole Foods, Second Street Brewery, Verde Juice, and Santa Fe Hard Cider.
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.
We have trained ten Santa Fe Public School cafeterias in food waste separation since September 2014.
Thanks to all the staff and students at Salazar, Gonzalez, Aspen, Nina Otero, Pinon, Nava, Ramirez Thomas, Acequia Madre, Kearny and Sweeney Elementary Schools!!