• - 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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