• Agromin Converts Over 6 Million Tons of Green Waste Into Compost - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at

  • Agromin, a California manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material, has recently reached a milestone--composting over 6 million tons of green waste into compost since the company began operating in 1993. It took 23 years to reach the 5 million ton mark in August 2016 and only 1 1/2 years more to surpass 6 million tons.
    Agromin has expanded its operations to include recycling facilities in Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. In 2017 alone, Agromin converted over 500,000 tons of green waste into compost.
    According to EPA calculations, the impact of converting 6 million tons of organic materials is equivalent to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon dioxide) by 737,731 metric tons or consuming almost 83 million less gallons of gasoline. "By composting, carbon dioxide is kept out of the atmosphere where it would absorb heat and lead to atmospheric warming," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Everyone who puts organic materials in their green recycling barrels is doing their part to help the environment."
    Organic recycling also has a sustainability benefit. "By recycling, we're creating a sustainable loop. The green waste is made up of plants, trees, grass clippings, leaves and other green materials that would otherwise have been dumped into landfills. Once it goes through the composting process, growers, landscapers and backyard gardeners add the compost back into the soil to grow more plants and trees. It's a continuous, sustainable loop."
    Microorganisms compost the materials. No chemicals are added. Agromin inspects the composting materials daily, making sure that it is the correct temperature (about 145 degrees) and the ingredients are properly balanced. Agromin's composting process requires at least 45 days from receipt of materials to finished compost.
    Agromin products contain no biosolids or animal waste. Agromin's Compost 100 is an organic compost approved for use in certified organic production or food processing and handling according to the USDA Program rule. It is popular with organic growers and is also available to consumers.
    For more information, go to www.Agromin.com, https://www.facebook.com/agromin.

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