• - Friday, January 23, 2009 at
  • Agromin, the green materials recycler for 19 cities in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, recycled 302,139 tons of green materials in 2008 collected from residents and businesses. The amount recycled was a 20 percent increase over the 2007 figure of 240,583 tons.

    Green materials including lawn clippings, leaves, brush and wood are delivered each day to Agromin's five recycling facilities. The company then cleans, processes and composts the material into soil products. The products are returned to the earth when used by farmers, landscapers and consumers.

    "We've created a sustainable process where very little is wasted," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin's CEO. "Participation by residents and businesses is critical--both on the recycling and reuse sides. Green materials recycling keeps waste out of landfills and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, as a community, we're making better use of our resources."

    Agromin compost is listed by the non-profit Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) so it is used in certified organic production or food processing in accordance to the USDA National Organic Program standards. Agromin soil products are also approved by the U.S. Composting Council (USCC). Agromin soil products are sold in bulk and in bags at locations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Products are also available online at www.agromin.com.

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  • Agromin Receives 2008 Environmental Business Journal Achievement Award - Friday, January 16, 2009 at
  • Agromin, the green materials recycler for cities in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, received an Environmental Business Journal's 2008 Bronze Achievement Award for its work in waste and recycling services.

    Agromin was recognized for being one of the few green materials recyclers that specializes in the sustainable processing and recycling of materials. The company was singled out for using environmentally sound approaches to produce more than 240 soil amendment products for agricultural, public works and construction, landscaping and other applications. It was particularly credited with providing ag companies with a continual supply of compost and mulch for their orchards and crops, which helps farmers use less water, minimize erosion and cut down on the use of herbicides and pesticides.

    "At Agromin, our goal is to create innovative means to support and advance
    environmental sustainability," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Our customers, whether farmers, landscapers or weekend gardeners, help us in these efforts by using products from recycled green materials. We're honored that the Environmental Business Journal recognized Agromin's efforts."

    An official awards ceremony honoring the award winners will take place at the Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego in February.

    For more information about green materials recycling, go to www.agromin.com.

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