• Agromin's Chino Organics Recycling Facility Turns Green Waste Into Compost - Monday, November 9, 2015 at

  • Wind rows at Agromin in Chino.

    Agromin's new Chino organics recycling facility is turning green waste collected from surrounding cities into 100 percent organic compost that is used by local growers and commercial landscapers. Agromin, one of the largest green recyclers in California, hopes to produce 50,000 tons of organic compost each year at the location.
    The five-acre site on Chino Corona Road receives green waste from residents and businesses in Burbank, Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Riverside and Mira Loma.

    Once received, non-recyclable items (i.e., plastics, clothing, metals) are removed from the material. The green material is then ground and spread into long "wind rows" that are turned and watered for about 60 days. The material is naturally composted by microorganisms. It contains no chemicals or animal or human waste.

    Agromin is producing three products in Chino: Compost 100, ES-2 cover mulch and Garden Humus. Its Compost 100 is approved for use in USDA certified organic production and food processing and is Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listed. Agromin's ES-2 mulch is for orchard applications and for use in public works locations and other landscape projects. It meets California Department of Transportation specifications. Garden Humus is designed for sandy soils as it adds structure, nutrients and microbes to the soil to promote healthy plant growth.

    Agromin's products are used in the local agriculture and landscape markets including both new construction and maintenance projects. 

    "Residents who put their green waste into their recycling bins are enabling local farmers to grow organic, chemical-free produce," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "They are also helping cities to become more sustainable. Organic material that would have otherwise ended up in landfills emitting harmful gases will be transformed to become part of new residential and public landscaping."

    For more product information, go to www.Agromin.com or call 800-247-6646.  

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  • Congratulations to Deardorff Family Farms - Friday, November 6, 2015 at

  • Congratulations to Deardorff Family Farms co-owners Scott Deardorff and Tom Deardorff. They received the top honor for excellence in agricultural stewardship and sustainability from the Ventura County Resource Conservation District at its annual awards luncheon October 28.

    Also nominated were Emily Ayala, Bill Camarillo and Elaine Krankl. The awards are hosted each year by the Resource Conservation District and FOOD Share. They are designed to recognize local farmers who have exhibited excellence in stewardship, sustainability, leadership and care for Ventura County’s unique natural resources.

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