The Compost Network
NOLA Green Roots advances its mission through garden-based businesses such as the Compost Network. NGR, in partnership with area restaurants, collects food waste generated in their commercial kitchens. Scraps such as vegetable peels, fruit tops and cores, coffee grounds and other organic materials have great value in the production of compost. These food by-products when mixed together are the ingredients for a rich soil that provides much-needed nutrition to the fresh, pesticide-fee fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices and mushrooms that are grown in NOLA Green Roots community gardens.
Participating businesses and restaurants receive recognition for their contribution on signage at NOLA Green Roots gardens and on our website. Compost Network participants are also invited to display their network involvement within retail outlets.
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For a fee of $75, NGR will provide you with a designated compost receptacle. For a small monthly fee, NGR will pick up the material weekly depending on the plan you choose. Our plans accommodate restaurants of all types and sizes. We offer 5-Day, 3-Day, and 1-Day Per Week pickup plans. You can also customize your solution. NGR will provide you with monthly statements indicating the amount of waste collected each month.
Employees of participating restaurants are eligible to receive a 10% discount when shopping at the NOLA Green Roots Specialty Store. Click here to download the coupon.
Composting provides a “win-win” for New Orleans citizens, businesses and the environment. Using NOLA Green Roots products and services can also help your restaurant obtain a better rating with the Green Restaurant Association.
Click here to become a compost partner.
NOLA Green Roots is now a proud member of the US Composting Council.