Agromin Turns Santa Monica Green and Food Waste Into Mulch

Agromin and Waste Management are collaborating by helping Santa Monica to become a zero waste city by processing green waste and food scraps from city residents. The amount of food we throw away that ends up in landfills is staggering. Agromin currently processes more than 380,000 tons of organic and food materials each year and turns it into compost and soil amendments.

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Just think, the food and organic waste you put out for recycling is being turned into compost and then used in landscape projects around the Los Angeles area. Some of the locations using the materials include the California Science Center, Natural History Museum, San Vincente Park, Watts Towers and Pepperdine in Malibu.

The compost is also great for yards in:

  • Veggie gardens
  • Container gardening
  • Turf maintenance
  • Pathways (ES2 mulch for a natural look)

Agromin’s Dave Green often gives talks to Santa Monica Community College students about organics recycling (next up is March 28).