E.J. Harrison & Sons: GMSP! attendees urged to implement recycling

December 01, 2006
Santa Paula News

E.J. Harrison & Sons has been in the refuse disposal business for 75 years and seen many changes in laws as well as disposal practices, company representative Nan Drake told the crowd at the November Good Morning Santa Paula!

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesE.J. Harrison & Sons has been in the refuse disposal business for 75 years and seen many changes in laws as well as disposal practices, company representative Nan Drake told the crowd at the November Good Morning Santa Paula!E.J. Harrison & Sons, which handles many of Santa Paula’s commercial accounts, hosted the Chamber of Commerce sponsored event held at Logsdon’s at the Santa Paula Airport.Drake noted that the company has been a Santa Paula Chamber member for “years and years and years...and we brought our team,” to the event to stress the importance of recycling. “We’ve taken a new look and we have a contract with the city,” which is “very serious” about adhering to laws that mandate the reduction of trash going to landfills.By law the city must reduce all landfill disposals by 50 percent or face stiff daily fines.“We’re crawling up to that number in Santa Paula but we’ll do a major outreach to the business community” about the importance of recycling.A goal of E.J. Harrison & Sons is to make recycling “so easy that doing it will be second nature,” to use the correct bins said DrakeSanta Paula has a challenging mixture of waste but recycling is not limited to aluminum cans and plastic bottles: hard plastics, detergent tubs and toys as well as old tennis shoes, scrap metal and other items are also considered recyclables, although many do not have any monetary value for recycling.Businesses are asked to bag refuse and any recyclables kept in the separate bin for Gold Coast, the E.J. Harrison & Sons’ center where recyclables are sorted.
Agromin receives all the green waste in Ventura County as well as from Santa Barbara and Carpinteria noted Drake and “We’re in Santa Maria now” as such a service is “growing, growing, growing.Agromin President Bill Camarillo noted that the operation is in partnership with Limoneira Co. - the facility is located west of the city - which is taking much of the green waste for use as compost and mulch for the Santa Paula-based company’s hundreds of agriculture acres.Due to the mulching of its ag lands Limoneira is also saving about 30 percent on water usage, and “One of the big things is that keeps land from eroding into the river,” noted Camarillo. “The mulch is actually keeping that on the property...it’s a great program.”Agromin also has a wide product line used in homeowner landscape projects.The compost is a “Beneficial use product,” that is not only highly effective but efficient when it comes to recycling.“We even have gardening kits, we give you all the items you need,” and special gardening kits for children.“We’ve given a lot to the school programs,” to impress upon the children that they can not only grow their own food but also the importance of recycling, noted Camarillo.E.J. Harrison & Sons is “Very proud of Gold Coast” and offers group tours, and Drake urged all at GMSP! to come and visit the recycling facility.



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