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Harrison Yard Waste Recycling Program

For over two decades – before it was mandated by law – Harrison Industries has transported all the grass clippings, tree branches and leaves placed in residential curbside and commercial yard waste containers to Agromin Premium Soil Products, based in Oxnard.

Each year, Agromin uses cutting-edge technology to convert almost 380,000 tons of green waste materials into its organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees.

Agromin also is in the planning stages of transforming its existing green waste compost facility on its 9.6-acre site in the Santa Clara Valley into a 26-acre Biogenic Energy Park that will convert organic waste into biogenetic renewable energy.

Agromin has more than 240 premium soil products and sells them at 41 retail locations in Ventura County and throughout Southern California and online at www.agromin.com. These products save water, help reduce soil erosion and reduce the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides – making our air and water cleaner.

For more information, call 647-1414.


Harrison Food Waste Recycling Program

When Harrison Industries and strategic partner Agromin Premium Soil Products launched their pilot commercial food waste program in April 2012, the Albertsons supermarkets in Camarillo, Ventura and Carpinteria were their only customers.

From its humble beginnings, the food waste-recycling program has grown to include scores of businesses – mostly restaurants and supermarkets but also hospitals and schools. Customers include the Ventura County Jail’s Todd Road facility in the Santa Clara Valley and the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center in El Rio.

Where do the food scraps go? Harrison trucks collect the food scraps from the participants and transport the scraps to Agromin, which employs a Covered Aerated Static Pile System to mix them with yard waste to create enriched compost. These products save water, help reduce soil erosion and reduce the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides – making our air and water cleaner.