Waste Management signs deal on compost
From Staff Reports December 10, 2012 9:54PM
Updated: January 12, 2013 6:14AM
Compost from two Waste Management facilities will be distributed under an agreement announced by Waste Management of Illinois Inc. and Garick LLC.
The agreement covers Garick’s distribution of compost from Waste Management’s Willow Ranch site in Romeoville and its Harbor View facility on Chicago’s Southeast Side.
Garick, a Cleveland-based company majority owned by Waste Management, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic natural resource products.
Garick will market the compost and compost blends to landscapers, soil blenders, garden centers, nurseries, turf grass professionals, and urban and rural farmers. It will be available in packaged and bulk quantities and sold under the Organic Valley® and Nature’s Helper® brand names.
“The Willow Ranch and Harbor View facilities produce high-quality compost that is a blend of clean yard trimmings and food residuals,” said Robert Schanz, Garick’s vice president of operations. “This compost, because of the good residual product from which it is made and the finishing process, yields compost that is high in organic matter and micronutrients and low in soluble salts.”