• Soils & Mulches From Recycled Green Materials Now At Ojai Outlets - Monday, August 10, 2009 at
  • Soil products and mulches made from materials collected each week from residential green waste bins in Ventura County are now available at three Ojai outlets.

    Planting mix, potting soil, vegetable garden mix and other soil products are produced by green waste recycler Agromin. They are available in bags at Wachter Hay & Grain (114 S. Montgomery St.) and Mountain Meadows Nursery (245 Old Baldwin Rd.). They are also sold in bulk at Greg’s Rents and Equipment Sales (420 Ventura Ave., Oakview).

    Agromin was recently named "Composter of the Year" by the U.S. Composting Council (USCC). Agromin compost is also USCC certified, meaning it meets the USCC standards for compost content and its soil products are clean and safe. Agromin compost complies with the requirements of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), meaning it can be used in certified organic farm production and food processing according to the USDA National Organic Program.

    "Communities are striving to become more sustainable," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "One way is through recycling our green waste at a local level." Residential grass clippings, leaves and branches are cleaned of any non-green materials, chopped and laid out in composting rows at one of Agromin' recycling locations.. The material is turned and watered until microorganisms naturally "compost" the materials into rich, organic soil. The compost and mulch products are then bagged for consumer use or distributed onto agricultural lands throughout the county.

    "We all want to be more mindful of our natural resources," says Camarillo. "Using soil products made from local green waste is an easy way to help close the recycling loop."

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

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