• Agromin To Give Away 20 Tons of Compost at Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day: April 17
    Friday, April 9, 2010 at

  • Soil manufacturer and green materials recycler Agromin will be giving away 20 tons of compost to Santa Clarita residents during the Saturday, April 17 Earth/Arbor Day Celebration at Newhall Park (24933 Newhall Avenue, Newhall). Agromin is a sponsor of the festival.

    Volunteers from the Conservation Core will place the mulch into one cubic foot-sized bags and distribute the bags to residents.

    Agromin is the green materials recycler for Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia. The green materials are collected from residents and businesses and delivered to Agromin's Newhall Ranch processing facility. The material is cleaned, chopped and naturally composted. Agromin's products are free of animal waste and sludge.

    "Here's a chance to help the environment while providing healthy soil for your spring garden," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "If the green materials were not recycled into nutritionally-rich soil products, they would end up in landfills emitting greenhouse gases. Introducing this mulch into your garden gives your plants and trees a natural shot in the arm--without chemical fertilizers."

    Camarillo says that spring is a good time for residents to make an extra effort to put all grass clippings, leaves, brush and wood into their green recycling barrel. "Once these materials are cleaned and chopped, in about 45 days, they are transformed into mulch that is used by farmers, landscapers and consumers," explains Camarillo. "It's an easy way for residents to do their part to help close the recycling loop."

    Agromin is one of the state's largest green material recyclers. It receives and processes more than 365,000 tons of wood and green materials each year. Agromin then uses a safe, organic and scientific system to formulate its more than 200 soil products.

    Santa Clarita's Earth/Arbor Day Celebration hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on green material recycling, visit www.agromin.com. For more on Earth/Arbor Day go to http://www.greensantaclarita.com/earthday/.

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