EL CAJON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toro is pleased to announce that, effectively immediately, its
award-winning drip irrigation recycling service will now offer expanded
service capabilities in California's Central Coast Region. The service
is a result of Toro's ongoing commitment to help farmers maximize
production with efficient, sustainable drip irrigation practices,
including the recycling of spent drip irrigation tapes and driplines.
The service is offered in partnership with Revolution Plastics, a
national leader in agricultural plastic recycling with operations in
Arkansas, Wisconsin and Texas, and now a new facility in California.
"Toro knows that drip irrigation is innovative technology that helps
farmers produce more with fewer resources, but also recognizes that at
the end of its lifecycle, drip irrigation becomes plastic that needs to
be recycled," says Phil Burkart, vice presid ent of Irrigation and
Lighting Businesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox7DicTda0I at The Toro Company. "For this reason, we have
partnered with Revolution Plastics to offer superior, sustainable
recycling services to drip irrigators nationwide." Revolution Plastics
recently expanded service in California to include improved facilities
in Ballico, and a new location in Camarillo to better serve California's
Jeff Dosio, from Modesto, California, and co-owner of Pacific
Agri-Lands, grows 12,000 acres of wine grapes, and has used the service
for over five years. "I've https://www.houzz.com/photos/landscape been pleased with the service - plus it's
free! Otherwise I'd have to pay to take my old vineyard hose or dripline
to the dump."
Dave Bricker of Victoria Island Farms of Holt, California, routinely
recycles drip tape from their 6,000 acres of asparagus, tomatoes and
other crops. "Toro referred me to Revolution Plastics when my other
recycler was full. They showed up the next day, exactly when they said
they would, and left the site neat and clean, which is very important to
us. I'm definitely calling Revolution Plastics next time."
In honor of the recycling service's growing presence, Toro is giving
away free product during its "Free Pallet of Drip Tape" promotion. To
qualify for a free pallet of Toro drip tape, growers must recycle 25,000
pounds of drip tape or dripline (of any brand) with Toro's Drip
Irrigation Recycling Service, operated by Revolution Plastics, after
June 1, 2017 and buy a truckload of 480 reels of Toro drip tape from an
authorized Toro dealer. This introductory offer is available until
October 31, 2017, has no limits t o quantity per farmer, but may not be
combined with any other offer.
"This offer is too good to refuse, considering many farmers pay to
dispose of used drip tape and driplines. Revolution Plastic's
state-of-the-art grapple hook trucks make field prep easy for the
farmer, and pickup turnaround time fast," says Inge Bisconer, technical
marketing and sales manager for Toro.
Toro's Drip Irrigation Recycling Service recently gained nationwide
recognition at the Irrigation Association's (www.irrigation.org)
annual convention in Las Vegas, where it won the 2016 New Product
Contest - Specialty Agriculture. The service's Ag Plastic Pickup mobile
application impressed judges, as did its unique, sustainable business
"The app is ridesharing for ag plastic - it really is that easy," says
Louis Vasquez, director of corporate development, Revolution Plastics.
Farmers use the mobile app to conveniently schedule their plastic pickup
service in a few easy steps. Simply upload a photo of the plastic to be
recycled, drop a pin on the location, and then press submit.
Revolution Plastics uses the recycled plastic materials to make Ecologo
plastic can liners and other agriculture and construction sheeting
rather than shipping recycled resins overseas. "This creates local jobs,
r educes the need for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox7DicTda0I virgin resins and has resulted in a sustainable
business that has provided superior agricultural recycling services for
over 20 years," says Vasquez.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a
leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor
environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and
irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in
fiscal 2016, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries.
Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and
integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of
excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes,
sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties and agricu ltural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.