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Harrison Turns 90 with an Eye on the Future

Harrison Industries is celebrating 90 years in business by ushering in a new era in recycling. Founded in 1932, the local trash and recycling hauler and processor will take recycling to the next level in 2022, when it introduces weekly residential food waste collection and recycling as well as a program to ramp up the commercial recycling of food and other organic waste.

“Food waste recycling is coming, and soon,” said Harrison’s Nan Drake. “It’s great news for the Earth, and it’s a great time for us all to become better recyclers.”

Harrison, which began as a one-truck operation, now has 90,000 customers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, including residents and businesses in the City of Carpinteria. The company’s new food waste recycling program complies with California Senate Bill 1383, which aims to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by greatly decreasing the landfilled organic waste that generates it. According to the bill, organic waste in 2025 must be cut to 75% of 2014 levels.

To accommodate the new law, Harrison has spent years working with its community partners Gold Coast Recycling and Agromin to build world-class facilities in Ventura County to process and reuse the food and other organic waste.

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