Vote for us for Best of the City 2024!

It’s that time again – voting is open for Albuquerque the Magazine’s Best of the City awards! We think the work we do matters, and if you’re reading this post then so do you. Thank you so much for your support! Please click the link below to access the survey, and write in “Little Green … Read more

Policy change: no more compostable plastics

We were recently informed by Soilutions, the commercial compost facility that processes all the food waste we collect, that they are no longer accepting certified compostable plastics. Our understanding is that these items, particularly the bags and cups, have not been breaking down sufficiently, and their staff are wasting a lot of time picking them … Read more

All about our migration to the StopSuite platform

Hi composters! We’re excited to announce that we will soon be replacing a bunch of the software we use with a single integrated platform! StopSuite is an all-in-one platform designed specifically for community compost companies like ours. It’ll replace our current routing, billing, and reminder email systems, and will greatly improve our ability to respond … Read more

4 ways to support us (and other local businesses) this Small Business Saturday

Every year, squeezed between the chaotic overconsumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes a more conscious shopping day: Small Business Saturday. Never has this day been more important than in 2020, when the pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many small businesses. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to continue operating at full … Read more

2020 Pumpkin Rescue!

Every year, nearly two billion pounds of pumpkins are grown in the United States, and roughly two thirds of them go straight to the landfill after Halloween. The resulting landfill gas emissions are comparable to putting an extra 25,000 cars on the road for a year! Please don’t let your pumpkins be a part of … Read more

Compost ratios, demystified

Today’s post arises from a question I saw in a Facebook group awhile back: Question: I’m locked in a dispute with my son over best composition of our compost heap. He says 20:1 carbon over nitrogen. I’d always heard: 4:1. Who’s right? Or are we both wrong? For the backyard composter, input ratios are exceptionally … Read more