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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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Full Circle Compost facility: organics recycling center

Full Circle Compost facility: organics recycling center

A recent press release from Waste Management and the Atlantis states that in 2012 the casino resort was able to beat their goals for food waste recycling through composting:

“Atlantis diverted 1,500 yards of food waste material, exceeding their goal by 56 percent. Through this program, food scraps and other organic material were separated and diverted from the traditional waste stream, and processed into compost.”

This is a great accomplishment and just the beginning for the recycling of organic materials through composting in the Northern Nevada area! The ability for businesses to make a difference in a state that has yet to set up standardized recycling regulations is very commendable. It shows the initiative and drive of sustainable companies to make a difference.

All of the materials that were separated by the Atlantis Casino were sent to Full Circle Compost by Waste Management. Full Circle Compost operates in the capital of Nevada, Carson City. Full Circle Compost has been in operation for over 25 years recycling organic materials and turning them into high quality natural fertilizers and mulches. In 2012, Full Circle Compost, with the help of Waste Management, the Atlantis, South Tahoe Refuse, and many other local Northern Nevada companies was able to process almost 4,000 yards of food waste. Other businesses that compost with Full Circle include: the Peppermill Casino, Whole Foods, Wal-mart, Costco, Campo restaurant, Odwalla, Embassy Suites, and many others.

Hopefully in the near future, every business in the Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area will have the option to recycle their food waste. Food waste is only one part. Just imagine if every business and home could send their grass clippings and landscape materials to Full Circle Compost rather than be sent to the landfill.

Let’s keep pushing organics recycling forward and keep up the good work!

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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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