Harrison Earns New Contract in Carpinteria

Harrison Earns New Contract in Carpinteria

The Carpinteria City Council voted 4-0 on May 23 to approve a new Solid Waste Handling Services Franchise Agreement with E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc.

The new 15-year contract, with the option for two 5-year extensions, will take effect July 1. Renegotiation of the existing contract, set to expire Dec. 31, was spurred by state Senate Bill 1383, which requires food waste recycling and other measures to combat climate change.

Existing programs, including community cleanups and free bulky item pickups for single-family homes, will continue under the new contract. New or expanded programs will include free bulky item pickups for multi-family residences, collection of residential and commercial organic waste, and SB 1383 compliance monitoring.

“The new contract allows the city of Carpinteria the comfort of knowing they will be in compliance with SB 1383,” said Daniel Harrison, the company’s contract compliance manager. “The contract negotiations went well because it was the ultimate team effort. We trust each other and have open communication. We are excited to service the city of Carpinteria for the next 25 years.” 

E.J. Harrison, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and has served Carpinteria since 1993, earned praise from the four council members May 23 (Councilwoman Natalia Alarcon was absent). “It’s great to see you guys again, and thank you for being part of Carpinteria,” Vice Mayor Al Clark told Harrison representatives. “We really appreciate your services.”

Harrison Industries does business throughout Ventura County, as well as in Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, as E.J. Harrison & Sons, Santa Clara Valley Disposal and Newbury Disposal.

Agromin in the Spotlight

Agromin in the Spotlight

The incredible work being done by Agromin is no secret to us at Harrison Industries, and now the word about our Oxnard-based partner is being spread across the world by BioCycle.

Agromin, one of California’s largest organic waste recyclers, was featured in the May 10 online issue of BioCycle, a worldwide authority on organics recycling since 1960. 

Written by Nora Goldstein, the in-depth article tells the whole story of Agromin – from its early days trimming trees for utility companies to its current efforts to meet the demands created by new state rules on recycling food and other organic waste.

“Agromin is poised to increase its organic waste processing capacity considerably in 2022 to help cities, counties and other jurisdictions throughout California meet the organic waste mandates,” Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo tells BioCycle. Agromin last year composted more than 1 million tons of organics, now manages 21 processing and composting facilities throughout the state, and has three more in the works, the BioCycle story says.

It’s a great, well-written article, and I encourage you to read it at biocycle.net/california-composter-poised-to-process-more-organics.

Special 90th Anniversary Honors for Harrison

Special 90th Anniversary Honors for Harrison

It was a grand event May 19 at the Museum of Ventura County as the Pacific Coast Business Times honored Harrison Industries as Family-Owned Company of the Year during its 90th year in business.

With many dignitaries and Harrison business colleagues attending, it was a fun and rewarding night as the Harrison brothers saluted the past, present and future.

Introduced by Times Founder and Editor Henry Dubroff, the brothers thanked and gave credit to their parents, E.J. and Myra Harrison, who started the business in 1932 during the Depression. The couple discussed business and kept the books at the kitchen table, never dreaming that their one truck would one day grow into one of the largest family-owned trash companies in California.

The founders’ core values of “service is everything” and giving back to the community — not only by donating to local charities but also by serving on their boards — are alive and well. Another practice that never changed is salvaging anything that can be reused or sold. In the early days this helped the company survive, and today the same type of activities now occurs at Harrison’s Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station in Ventura.

Care for the environment and love of the land were taught to E.J. by his farming parents and passed down to his children. Today, this core value means creating new programs to promote sustainability and fight climate change.

Myron Harrison called Bill Camarillo, the CEO of Agromin, to the stage. The company was started by Bill and the Harrisons in 1993. They recognized early on the importance of recycling organic waste.

Today, many of the brothers’ children and grandchildren are involved in the business. Myron’s final comment was that while they are proud of Harrison’s generational roots, they’re just as excited about current projects such as the Limoneira Commercial Organics and Mountain View Food Waste recycling facilities. These projects help them keep their eyes on the future.

Also honored at the May 19 event were Jesus “Chuy” Loza, co-founder of Freska Produce, and the Deckers and Hardy Diagnostics companies. Much thanks to City National Bank and Wastequip for their sponsorships and wonderful full-page ads.

Harrison Helps Homes and Businesses Clean Up

Harrison Helps Homes and Businesses Clean Up

A helpful springtime reminder to local residents and business owners: Harrison Industries can supply large roll-off dumpsters and bins for all residential and commercial projects.

Temporary solid-waste disposal service is available to all home and business owners in Ventura County, including throughout the Conejo Valley, as well as in adjacent areas including Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Carpinteria and Malibu – whether or not we’re your regular, weekly trash collector.

The roll-off containers are invaluable for everything from household spring cleaning projects to the biggest commercial jobs, including construction sites, special events, remodeling, disaster scenes, industrial plants, office complexes, recycle projects, demolition and agriculture.

The containers can be rented in a range of sizes, with 3, 10, 25 and 40 cubic yards of space available to fit all needs.

    • 3-yard bins are approximately 6 feet 9 inches by 3 feet 6 inches and are 4 feet 3 inches tall, with a maximum weight capacity of 700 pounds. They are ideal for home, garage and yard cleanup. They come with plastic lids and wheels.
    • 10-yard bins are approximately 16 feet by 8 feet by 2 feet. They are used for the removal of concrete, dirt, asphalt, sod and other heavy materials.
    • 25-yard bins and 40-yard bins – approximately 22 by 8 by 4 feet and 22 by 8 by 6 feet, respectively – are intended for construction sites, roofing projects, land clearing, demolition, weed abatement, and residential furniture and appliances.

    The 10-, 25- and 40-yard bins all have a 10-ton capacity.

    Also:

    • We recycle construction and demolition debris.
    • We enable contractors to easily meet recycling requirements.
    • We recycle buy-back materials and market value.
    • Free estimates are available.

    Fill out the service request form on our website to get started.

    Trash collection schedule unchanged during Presidents Day week.

    Trash collection schedule unchanged during Presidents Day week.

    Harrison Industries will maintain its regular trash, recycling and yard/organic waste collection schedules during the week of Presidents Day, Feb. 20-26

    Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio,Somis, Ojai Valley, the Channel Islands beach communities and the city of
    Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison & Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and the unincorporated areas of Newbury Park as Newbury Disposal.

    Trash Collection Schedule Unchanged for MLK Day

    Trash Collection Schedule Unchanged for MLK Day

    E.J. Harrison & Sons will maintain its regular trash, recycling and green waste collection schedule in Ventura County during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16-22, 2022.

    Also: Residents of cities served by Harrison, remember to RECYCLE YOUR FOOD WASTE. The program is simple: Just place all of your food waste in plastic bags (anything from bread bags to trash bags will do); tie the bags and place them in your yard waste carts, for collection along with your (loose) yard waste on your regular service day. You can find more information here.

     

    Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio, Somis, Ojai Valley, the Channel Islands beach communities and the city of Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison & Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and the unincorporated areas of Newbury Park as Newbury Disposal.

    Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    E.J. Harrison & Sons, Newbury Disposal and Santa Clara Valley Disposal ask, “Why not turn your Christmas Tree into a gift to Mother Earth by recycling it?”

    After Christmas from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8 Just do this:

    (Flocked Trees can now be recycled)

    • Remove all ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, nails and stands
    • Cut into 4 – foot sections
    • Place in Yard Waste Card on your scheduled pick-up day, or curbside if you have no Yard Waste Card

    Apartment and condo dwellers, please contact your management to make sure they have arranged for Christmas tree collection.
    Trees that are collected will be processed into various sizes of mulch by Agromin. The material is used to make several products that benefit our farmlands, orchards, nurseries, landscape projects and home gardens.
    You can buy a wide array Agromin soil amendments at a number of businesses in Ventura County. For locations visit www.agromin.com, where you also can order Agromin products online. Do so, and you’re giving a holiday gift that keeps on giving.

    Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio, Somis, Ojai Valley, the Channel Islands beach communities and the city of Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison and Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and unincorporated areas of Newbury Park as Newbury Disposal. 

    Holiday Trash Collection To Remain Unchanged

    Holiday Trash Collection To Remain Unchanged

    Trash collection schedule to remain unchanged for the Christmas and New Year holidays

    With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Saturday this holiday season, in the weeks before and after the holidays, trash, recyclables and green waste collection by Harrison Industries will not be delayed.

    A full holiday schedule for 2021 and 2022 can be found here

    Special holiday features offered

    For two weeks after Christmas, from Monday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 8, residents may put out twice the amount of trash at no extra charge. Please make sure the trash is in bags. Harrison will also collect extra recyclables, but customers are asked to flatten all boxes.

    As another special holiday feature, Harrison is making it easy for customers to recycle their Christmas trees. All they need to do is remove the ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails and tree stands, then cut the trees into sections no more than 4 feet long and place them in their yard waste carts on their scheduled pickup days. Flocked trees also can be recycled in the yard waste carts.

    Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio, Somis, Ojai Valley, the Channel Islands beach communities and the city of Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison and Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and unincorporated areas of Newbury Park as Newbury Disposal. 

    Harrison’s Thursday and Friday customers will have trash collection delayed one day for Thanksgiving

    Harrison’s Thursday and Friday customers will have trash collection delayed one day for Thanksgiving

    In observance of Thanksgiving this year, Harrison Industries employees are taking the day off on Thursday, Nov. 25. 

    As a result, customers who normally have their trash, recyclables and yard waste collected on Thursday or Friday will have it collected one day later than usual. The Thanksgiving holiday will not affect customers who have their trash, recyclables and yard waste collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. 

    The regular schedule for all customers will resume the following week.

    Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio, Somis, Ojai Valley, Channel Islands beach communities and the city of Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison and Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and surrounding unincorporated areas as Newbury Disposal. 

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