VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. – Stay Green, a full-service landscaping company based in southern California, has partnered with a municipal recycler to enhance its green programs.
Agromin, which operates recycling programs for more than 50 California cities, will turn the organic materials produced from Stay Green projects into compost, mulch and soil enhancements for other jobs.
“A layer of mulch cuts down on water usage. Compost and soil enhancements keep plants, lawns and trees healthy. These cost efficiencies save customers money while increasing the beauty of their home or business,” Chris Angelo, Stay Green president and CEO. “By recycling green waste, we keep the material out of landfills where it would emit toxic CO2 emissions. The program is not only beneficial to our clients but also to our environment.”
Stay Green will begin installing recycling bins in its Ventura County locations, which are close to Agromin’s primary sites. Agromin will then clean, grind and compost the materials at its facility in Oxnard. Michael Cardona, business developer for Stay Green in Ventura County, says the program will then expand to Santa Clarita and the San Fernando Valley.
"Stay Green's sustainability effort is an example of how companies are moving toward zero waste output by closing the recycling loop," says Bill Camarillo, president and CEO of Agromin. "Businesses see their zero waste efforts as making a positive impact on the environment. They also view waste as a potential resource. When they reduce and reuse their green waste, they can save money for themselves and their customers."