Agromin Featured in BioCycle
Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Agromin was in the November issue of Biocycle.
Chino, California: Diversified Compost MarketsAgromin's new Chino organics recycling facility is composting green waste collected from surrounding cities into compost used by local growers and commercial landscapers. Agromin expects to produce 50,000 tons/year of compost at the 5-acre site in Chino. Incoming green waste is inspected for nonrecyclable items, which are removed, then ground and put into long windrows that are turned and watered for about 60 days. Three types of products are manufactured: Compost 100, ES-2 cover mulch and Garden Humus. The Compost 100 is approved for use in USDA-certified organic production and food processing and is Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listed. The ES-2 mulch is for orchard applications and 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 Chino, California organics recycling facility.In September, Agromin, which owns multiple composting facilities, announced that it received permission from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to expand an existing operation outside of Santa Paula (CA) on property owned by Limoneira Company, a Santa Paula-based grower. The Board voted to change the zoning rules for agricultural land to allow organics processing operations of up to 100 acres on that property. Agromin still needs a permit from county planners to license the facility. The 70-acre site would process about 200,000 tons/year of green waste and 100,000 tons/year of food waste.