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Hey you composting fanatics. Check this out! Full Circle Soils & Compost is composting the green waste from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Full Circle collects the green waste, turns it for 10 weeks in our aerobic composting process, breaks it down into awesome humus based compost, and then offers this amazing growing media to Nevada gardeners and growers.

The University of Nevada brings custom compost back up to the campus and uses it all over the landscape to grow healthy and luscious grass, shrubs, flowers, and trees while cutting down on chemical fertilizers!

Now that is “FULL CIRCLE”!!

Read more awesome composting and gardening blogs here at the Full Circle Blog

Copy of UNR Lanscape Results KICK and BOOST

UNR Landscape Container Before and After Results Using Full Circle KICK Garden Soil…WOAH!

Copy of UNR Quad Results

UNR Quad Results Using Custom Made Full Circle Soils & Compost Organic Soil Amendment! YEEEHHAAAA

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Craig Witt, compost consultant, looking over food waste and organic waste brought to Full Circle Compost in Nevada

Craig Witt, compost consultant, looking over food waste and organic waste brought to Full Circle Soils & Compost in Nevada

Reno-Tahoe businesses send a LOT of perfectly compostable stuff to landfills. In some cases, up to 35% of solid waste is organic material–everything from restaurant food scraps to yard trimmings–which could be recycled through composting.

We’re here to help your business, institution or organization benefit by doing just that.

Full Circle’s green waste diversion can help your business cut costs, appeal to consumers, gain competitive advantages against rivals and, ultimately, capitalize off of “going green.”

Does My Business Produce Green Waste? Probably!

The rule of our large-scale green thumb is this: if stuff is made out of something that used to be alive, we can probably take it and transform it into rich, ultra-productive compost.

For many businesses, that’s a lot of stuff. Such as …

Food Scraps

  • Leftovers and spoiled food
  • Bread, grains and pasta
  • Coffee grounds with paper filter
  • Tea and tea bags
  • Dairy, eggshells and eggs
  • Fruit (pits and shells too) & Veggies
  • Meat (including bones)
  • Seafood (including shellfish)

Food Soiled Paper

  • Coffee filters
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Paper products: cups and plates, ice cream containers, bags, napkins, tissues and towels, take-out boxes and containers
  • Waxy paper milk and juice cartons


  • Branches and brush
  • Flowers and floral trimmings
  • Leaves, grasses and weeds
  • Tree trimmings


  • Cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Animal products
  • Vegetable wood crates
  • Waxed cardboard and paper

Sound like a lot to sift through? Not for us! We’ve been doing it every day for over 20 years!

When you call us for green waste consulting, we’ll help you determine the what, how much and where of your own personalized green waste diversion program. It’s perfect for …

  • Casinos / Resorts / Hotels
  • Restaurants / Cafes
  • Wholesalers / Grocery Stores
  • Schools
  • Office Buildings
  • Parks and Municipal Departments
  • Golf Courses / Homeowners Associations

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From grass, to custom compost, to landscape and turf growth! UNR goes green with Full Circle!

From grass, to custom compost, to landscape and turf growth! UNR goes green with Full Circle!

Full Circle Soils & Compost and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) have worked together to create a “truly green campus” from start to finish. A recent article in NEVADA Today outlines this super sustainable recycling, composting, and all-natural campus fertilization “super team” that pushes UNR to new heights of GREEN GREATNESS! The below quote from the “truly green campus” article outlines the plan:

Grass clippings are collected for shipment to Full Circle Soils & Compost, a Minden-area company that uses the clippings as one of the ingredients in its line of nutrient-rich soils and nutritional additives.  

The University, in turn, purchases composted soils and specialized organic products from Full Circle for use in its landscape beds and on its lawns.  

The program diverts large amounts of green waste out of the region’s landfills, said Marty Sillito, assistant director for Grounds Services in the University’s Department of Facilities Maintenance Services. ”

Now that is a “full circle” recycling solution. UNR is not only recycling organic items like grass and landscape materials but completing the loop by actually using the products made from their own organic materials back on the campus. Even better, the results are RIDICULOUS! Continue reading…

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Hello Gardeners and Growers! I am back after a long hiatus. Where have I been for the last few years? Well, helping our family business grow and grow (just like all the plants and veggies we help flourish with our all-natural soil and compost products!). I am going to be writing all new blogs and providing great information about composting, gardening, growing, and all things green on our all new blog, THE SCOOP. You can find our blog on the bottom of our new website, fullcirclecompost.com. Please come take a look.

Come on over and visit the all new Full Circle Soils & Compost with awesome composting information and products!

Come on over and visit the all new Full Circle Soils & Compost with awesome composting information and products!

I hope you enjoy the Full Circle Soils & Compost revamped brand. This is the first season we’ve rolled it out and our business is taking us to new places every day. The distributors and retail stores we’ve teamed with continue to relay kind customer comments regarding our all-natural growing products and we couldn’t be more tickled. Whether you’re a new customer just discovering the power of our enviro-friendly products, or a seasoned user continuing to be impressed with the gleeful response from your plants, we’re happy to have you on-board.

Happy Growing!

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A big milestone has been made at the University of Nevada, Reno. The historic quad that so many UNR students and alumni have walked, played, graduated, and studied upon is getting a sustainable facelift. This year the annual reseeding of the quad has gone all organic with the use of humus based soil fertility and no conventional fertilizers!

UNR quad before and after Full Circle Compost

This year, the grounds department decided to use Full Circle Compost to provide a custom all organic soil fertility program to boost the quad to perfection for the 2012 May graduation. The two week results from the soil fertility program are wonderful! Here is the process and how sustainable humus based soil fertility works. (more…)

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Full Circle Compost in Carson City, NV

Composting is on the rise in Reno, NV! The organics route started by Waste Management and Full Circle Compost has grown tremendously since the beginning of 2012.

Businesses all over Reno are now turning a new “green” leaf where they are sending their organic wastes to composting rather than to the landfill.

Waste Management picks up the organic wastes from the businesses and hauls it down to Full Circle Compost where it is added to some amazing soil products to help our community grow local nutritious food and help our yards look amazing. Whole Foods even brings in the end product to sell in their store which can be purchased by “you” to help this program grow bigger and bigger.

Here are the current participants in the program in Reno:

Your business can also join in the program! Please contact your local Waste Management office and ask how your business can join in. You can also write me here and I can direct you to the proper connection. Let’s continue to make Reno, NV a little bit greener by recycling our organics through composting rather than sending them to the landfill!

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Here is a great article from the Reno Gazette Journal about Full Circle Compost receiving all the organic waste from the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in Reno.


RGJ: Atlantis food prep chefs Sanches Ramiro, left, and Jeanette Davis work with recycling canisters every day. / Liz Margerum/RGJ

The weekly pre-consumer food waste is dropped off at the Full Circle Compost facility in Carson City. These materials go through an intensive 10-week aerobic composting process which breaks down the materials into plant soluble nutrients known as humus (Compost is the old term, humus is the real deal compost!) The humus then is blended with other minerals and nutrients to make specialty soil amendments that can be used by consumers to grow their own awesome plants and gardens.

The “full circle” loop is taking the materials, turning them into awesome soil products, and then having the same business and community members use the compost products! That is the real deal “green” loop! Completing the loop is the next task at hand where participants in food waste composting will either support the composter by promoting the compost or using it on their own properties to show their customers what it really means to be “green”.

Turning organics into compost is green, but there is still an end product that must be used. As “green” advocates, take some time to get some compost and use it on your gardens, yards, and homes to break out of chemical fertilizers and into sustainable agriculture movement!

Check out the FULL ARTICLE!

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