NMORO - NM Organics
NMORO Organics Recycling Task Force
NMORO offers organics recycling expertise to help reach our states
goal of increased diversion.
It has also launched an Organics Recycling Task Force, which meets to discuss issues and develop resources.
Starting an Organics Diversion Program
NMORO & NMRC created a simple guide to assist communities in launching or expanding their organics management program. Included in the guide is a worksheet to guide you through the steps of considering upfront costs, equipment needs, ongoing costs and then benefits derived from diverting organics. Case Studies of programs such as Las Cruces, Soilutions, Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Soils Amendment Facilty, City of Albuquerque and Wood U Recycle! are included.
New Mexico Organics Recycling Guide more
Using Mulch and Compost Locally
When collecting yard waste and organic materials it is important to know that the material will have practical uses, whether you make the choice to create mulch or compost for diversion. To this end, NMRC created a comprehensive guide on using compost and mulch locally. While the guide focuses on rural communities, the information can be used in any sized community.
The guide provides a variety of local uses for both mulch and compost.
Uses outlined in the guide include:
Parks and Recreation Uses
Local Use of Compost and Mulch Guide more
Learn About Diverting Food Waste
Almost 40% of food is lost or wasted from production to plate and represents almost 15% of our waste stream. NMRC is promoting the reduction of food waste through source reduction, food donation, food to animals and composting. Find out more about how to reduce waste at your business. more
NMORO/NMRC Position on Organics Management
The two entities have created a position statement advising communities on best practices of organics management.
The New Mexico Organics Recycling Organization encourages local communities to develop cost-effective programs to divert organic material (including yard, food, manure, mortality, agricultural and biosolids waste) from landfills. Removing organics from the waste stream has the following benefits: conserves landfill space, enables utilization of a valuable resource, and avoids greenhouse gas (methane) creation. These programs should consider the following components:
View Complete Position Statement more
- Develop Local Ordinances to Encourage a Soft Ban Of and Provide Price Incentives to Reduce and Divert Organics From Landfills. A soft ban requests customers to voluntarily comply with a material ban. The ban can be written into local ordinance or simply added to signage and does not have penalties or enforcement. Price incentives would provide a reduced tip fee for sorted organic material.
Receive In-The-Field Assistance
-NMORO strives to assist communities and large facilities with setting up their composting operations. You may send a request for technical assistance to email@example.com
-Several Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter trainings have been completed. Master Composter interns from Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, Cibola and McKinley counties are available to teach home composting classes- free to the public. Send inquiries to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send a request to join the NMORO
- Check out the NMORO FaceBook page more
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter Training more
NMORO Compost Mix Calculation Resources:
Weights of Specific Materials,
Organics Facility Registration Requirements
More NMORO Resources
Compost Thermometers (Source
1 and Source 2)
Vermeer 505-345-8787; Tony Sanchez 505-280-0358,
- Chipper Rental: Ditch Witch of New Mexico 505-345-1888 or 800-954-1889
- Restoration Services: Rick Evans 575-937-2741; Jerry Connolly 505-929-1245; Tony Sanchez 505-280-0358
Texas Department of
Transportation: Visit the Texas DOT web site to learn about the very successful compost/mulch program.
Composting Redworm Vendors: Soil Foods, 505-466-2620, email@example.com; RC Wiggle Worms, firstname.lastname@example.org 505-326-4586
and Sam McCarthy, Santa Fe Premium Compost, SFCompost@yahoo.com,
- "Description and Use
of Municipal Solid Waste Composts in New Mexico" by George
Dickerson for NMSU Extension Office.
View other great composting-related articles by searching the NMSU Extension
Materials Management Web Site - Great resources on topics
including farming, commercial landscaping, home gardening, food
scraps, & conversion technologies
Market Development and Regulatory Compliance Support
Backyard Composting Education
Special Discount Registration
Join the NM Recycling Coalition! NMRC has made organics recycling a major objective, and your membership
will help us reach the high recycling goals weve set. Thanks
for supporting NMORO.