Agromin, the organics recovery company for more than 50 communities in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange counties, recycled 379,792 tons of organic material from residents and businesses in 2010, up from 365,000 in 2009. Agromin was also listed as the largest organics recovery and composting company in California, according to the latest rankings by Waste & Recycling News.
Agromin uses a safe, natural and sustainable process to transform the material it receives into premium soil products. The products are then used by growers, landscapers and consumers.
"Our process is much the same as gardeners who maintain a compost pile in their backyard," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin's CEO. "We leave most of the work to the tens of billions of tiny microorganisms found in the decomposing material to produce Agromin's clean, healthy compost and mulch."
Agromin efforts keep organic materials out of landfills. "Once in a landfill, the material creates greenhouse gas emissions," says Camarillo. "By naturally composting the material, we can reduce the amount of these emissions and free up space in landfills."
Agromin compost is listed by the non-profit Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) so it can be used to produce certified organic products in accordance to the USDA National Organic Program standards.
Agromin soil products are sold in bulk and in bags at locations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange and Los Angeles counties. For a list of locations, go to www.agromin.com.
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