• Agromin To Give Away 5 Tons of Compost At Santa Clarita Earth Day Festival - Monday, April 6, 2009 at
  • Five tons of Agromin compost will be given away to Santa Clarita residents during the Saturday, April 18 Earth Day Festival and 20th Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park (27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd.).

    Agromin is the green materials recycler for Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia. The green materials are collected from residents and businesses and delivered to Agromin's Newhall Ranch processing facility. The material is cleaned, chopped and naturally composted. Agromin's products are free of animal waste and sludge.

    "Residents who use the Earth Day compost in their gardens will notice a difference from other soil mixes," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Because of its natural organic make-up, the material is a deep, rich color, packed with nutrients. Your garden will love it and by using compost from recycled green material, you know you're doing your part to help the environment."

    Camarillo says residents can play another important role in the recycling process by putting lawn clippings, leaves and other plant material in residential green recycling containers each week. "This helps close the recycling loop," explains Camarillo. "Those green materials can then be turned into soil amendments that find their way back into your garden."

    Agromin is one of the state's largest green material recyclers and was recently named "Composter of the Year" by the U.S. Composting Council. It receives and processes more than 300,000 tons of wood and green materials each year. Agromin then uses a safe, organic and scientific system to formulate its more than 200 soil products.

    Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on green material recycling, visit www.agromin.com.

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