Senate Bill 1383 builds upon the State of California’s leading commitments to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

To reduce methane gas emissions, the California State Law SB1383 established targets to
reduce organic waste disposal to landfills 50% by the year 2020 and by 75% by the year
2025. Cities and counties are required to implement a variety of programs to advance
these goals.

January 1, 2022 was the implementation date the state law and regulations took effect,
and the California Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has the
job of reinforcement upon the cities and the job of penalizing for noncompliance. By
January first 2024 local government enforcement begins.

COMPOST is an “eligible recovered organic waste product” for procurement by
jurisdictions – if it is produced from a specifically permitted or otherwise authorized
facility or operation.

Aguinaga Green compost and mulch is produced and certified under the approved
protocol of the U.S.C.C. (United States Compost Council) and supplies eligible recovered
organic waste products.

Contact Aguinaga Sales, for further information or compliance materials: 



Recently, in the crowded traffic trying to get to a favorite California beach, a careless driver threw a lit cigarette from a car onto the center median. 

Fortunately, someone noticed and an incident was avoided.  But the danger was real. 

The city's grounds supervisor explains that the beach city began looking at fire retardants that it could spray-apply to inplace landscaping.  During his search, he became aware of a specialty ground cover, from Aguinaga Green Inc., that is designed and manufactured to be inherently fire-resistant.  Aguinaga Green’s composting process results in mulch that has proven superior to other types of common wood chip ground covers in closely monitored ignition testing by the US Forest Service and Cal Fire. Aguinaga Green’s Embersafe Mulch™, in particular, is subjected to additional proprietary processes designed to further increase its fire resistance.  Embersafe Mulch™ is processed, from beginning to end, with the goal of enhanced ignition resistance and fire minimization.   

Embersafe Mulch™ is available for direct purchase and delivery to landscape contractors, home and business owners, municipalities, HOAs and new developments.  Please call 1-877-OC-MULCH to place your order.


The polyphagous shot hole borer is a type of beetle insect that has attacked hundreds of tree species in Southern California and carries with it fungal spores that can attack and even kill many trees.

UC Riverside has forwarded correspondence to the city suggesting that there be very stringent control over mulch suppliers to assure the material received confirms to credible specifications. 

UC Irvine is also proactively seeking guidance from us in maintaining the integrity of materials that could be or would be delivered to the campus. 

Aguinaga Green, Inc, is a member of the United States Compost Council and is active with the University of Riverside and others in various ongoing testing. In order to assure that seeds, pathogens, and E coli are eliminated from processed green landscape material, it is necessary to attain a temperature in the composting process of 135 degrees F. for a specified time. 

If you have questions regarding material you may have received from others, feel free to call us or drop by one of our sites.


Aguinaga Green was recently awarded a contract for the provision of a lightweight soil, to be used in the renovated planters on the promenade level of a downtown Los Angeles building.  The criterion of the soil for the project required both growth performance and as well that it be lightweight, so that it could be pneumatically transferred to the second floor promenade.  

A FIRE-SMART CITY: Popular Local Beachside Community goes Fire Safe 

Aguinaga Green, Inc works with general contractors in the supply of material for construction projects, such as this bioswale basin required for surface runoff from a San Clemente fueling station. Aguinaga Green makes both standard bioswale blends as well as specified blends based on city or architectural requirements.