Agromin receives association’s Leadership in Organics
Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of premium soil
products and one of the state’s largest green materials
recycling companies, was honored with the California
Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) 2009 Dave Hardy
Leadership in Organics Award. The award was presented
at the CRRA annual conference in Rancho Mirage.
Agromin was one of 10 government agencies and private
sector companies honored for their innovative recycling
programs. Specifically, the CRRA Dave Hardy Leadership
in Organics Award is given to the business, government
agency, community-based organization or school that has
shown excellence in the production, marketing and utilization
of organic materials.
“Agromin is instrumental in helping cities comply with
the AB 939 mandate,” said Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO.
Each year, the company receives and processes over
300,000 tons of organics (green waste, wood waste,
food and other waste) that would have otherwise ended
up in landfills producing greenhouse gas emissions.
“While many businesses accept organic waste, few specialize
in the sustainable processing, managing, recycling
and marketing of the materials as we do,” noted Camarillo.
Agromin offers green materials diversion services to
waste haulers, landfills and municipalities and then
converts the diverted organics into more than 200 types
of sustainable products including compost, mulch and
soil amendments for consumers, municipalities, agriculture
and landscapers. It processes more than 300,000 tons
of materials a year from more than 50 communities in
California. In January, Agromin was named “Composter
of the Year” by the U.S. Composting Council.