Agromin receives association’s Leadership in Organics award

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.