Helping Santa Fe Rethink Their Waste
Food Waste
There are so many online resources for those wanting to learn more about Food Waste, our environment and our affect on it.

EPA Waste Management Hierarchy


Monday -Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

HHW: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day/4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).


Cash Customers

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).

Commercial Account Customers

Note: Pre-approved commercial account holders only.

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Sustainable Management of Food

Food Recovery Hierarchy

Sustainable Management of Food

The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Losses at the Retail and Consumer Levels






Lunch Food Waste Collection Bins at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

Resources in Santa Fe

EPA – Composting Resources

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)

NMORO – NM Organics Recycling Organization – Resources

NMORO Organics Recycling Task Force
NMORO offers organics recycling expertise to help reach our state’s goal of increased diversion. It has also launched an Organics Recycling Task Force, which meets to discuss issues and develop resources.

Santa Fe Garden Club –  Resources

Santa Fe Master Gardener Association

Once a month on Saturdays in 2018 Hands-on Clinics will teach proper techniques for building a thermal pile, turning, finishing, and screening compost, in addition to straw bale worm composting techniques (vermicomposting). Bring hats, gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and a pitch fork if you have one. All clinics held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe.

Homegrown New Mexico

2018 Home Grown New Mexico education classes/workshops/events in Santa Fe.  These classes are also posted on the community calendar in red. Note: some of classes have a fee for members. But many classes are free for members or at reduced rates. Non-members pay a fee for most classes.  Classes/Events

Santa Fe Public Schools

Santa Fe Public Schools Sustainability Program

Recycling and Waste Reduction – Improving the Bottom Line

SFPS Waste Management and Recycling Services Chart as of Jan 2017

Reunity Resources

Reunity Resources is a Northern New Mexico-based 501c3 social enterprise with a zero waste mission: “it’s our goal to reunite our waste streams with value for our community. We are dedicated to educating about, implementing and promoting zero waste programs. We facilitate recycling and reuse from Santa Fe area restaurants, and we are the only organization of our kind in the nation. Through our BioFuel Collective, we collect used cooking oil from local restaurants, recycle it into ASTM-certified biodiesel and then redistribute clean, renewable fuel to northern New Mexico. We also educate about and advocate for closed-loop recycling systems and the use of alternative fuels.  Our compost program diverts 1.4 million pounds of food waste ANNUALLY from our local landfill […] and creating a valuable resource for other farmers and gardeners and participating in the carbon sequestration cycle. We also partner with Santa Fe Public Schools and we have trained staff and over 8,250 children at a dozen elementary schools in cafeteria compost separation.” (Source)

Santa Fe County




Compost Purchasing

City of Santa Fe Wastewater Treatment Plant – Compost