|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.
five-acre site on Chino Corona Road receives green waste from residents and
businesses in Burbank, Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Riverside and Mira Loma.
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.
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.
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."
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