The City of Oxnard approved a one-year green waste recycling contract extension with Oxnard-based Agromin, one of California's largest green materials recyclers. The contract runs from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The extension was granted at a July 20 city council meeting.
Agromin's initial contract with Oxnard began in 2008. Since then, Oxnard's residential yard and wood material has been dropped off at Agromin's Oxnard recycling facility for processing. The material is composted into soil products that are then marketed to local farmers, landscapers and homeowners. Agromin distributes free soil amendments and mulches to Oxnard residents at community events and city composting classes.
Agromin will process approximately 17,000 tons of Oxnard green materials during the next year including 4,000 tons from street sweeping programs. By recycling residents' green materials, Oxnard meets State of California AB949 waste diversion compliance requirements. By using mulch on public landscapes, the city also conserves water and reduces the need for fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
"We are excited to continue our relationship with the City of Oxnard," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "More and more cities across California are striving to become more sustainable. Oxnard is in the forefront."
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