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Sonoma-USA creates unique and useful upcycled products out of recovered materials diverted from local landfills.
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Sonoma-USA is a new consumer brand for sustainable, locally manufactured products made from recovered and recycled materials diverted from landfills.

At Sonoma-USA we live and breathe the innovative culture and spirit of sustainability in Sonoma County and are dedicated to preserving our beautiful rolling hills and vineyards by preventing growing mountains of trash. We work with local businesses and individuals to divert materials from the landfill and transform them into stylish and useful products. Every product we design and create is unique and evokes the material’s previous purpose.

When customers purchase a Sonoma-USA product they help prevent waste from going to the landfills while also supporting our local workforce and the awesome local charities we partner with.

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Steffen Kuehr, Founder/CEO
Santa Rosa

WM EarthCare

Sustainable, locally sourced and produced, 100% recycled compost and mulch creating healthy gardens & a healthier planet

About WM EarthCareTM

The WM EarthCare family of products is a sustainable, closed-loop solution for Bay Area landscapers who want to reduce their carbon footprint while enriching local soil.  Our 100% recycled, locally sourced and produced compost and mulch closes the loop on Bay Area yard trimmings, food scraps and lumber debris, diverting them from landfills to restore our community.  Compost and mulch return nourishment and structure to local soil.  Our products are made with strict quality controls to ensure excellence and come with the backing of Waste Management, the nation’s leading resource recovery company.

Commitment to Sustainability

Choosing WM EarthCare for your landscaping needs fosters a healthier environment, local green jobs and long-term savings for you.  Replacing commercial fertilizers and herbicides with WM EarthCare compost and mulch reduces pollution run-off into local watersheds and decreases water usage through moisture retention.  In addition, use of our 100% recycled products may earn LEEDTM certification points.

We minimize the carbon emissions associated with production and distribution by relying on our existing trucking infrastructure to back-haul feedstock and finished product between our production facilities in Marin and Alameda counties and our retail landscape centers in Livermore, Novato, San Leandro, and  San Jose.

Quality Assurance

WM EarthCare Homegrown Compost follows a rigorous quality control process resulting in US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) and Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)-listing, the industry standards for excellence.  It is processed to be stable and mature, providing slow release nutrients that contribute to soil structure, moisture retention, aeration, drainage and tilth.

WM EarthCare mulch is made from 100% recycled, clean, untreated lumber.  It is hand inspected prior to being coarsely ground to 2” minus, screened and dyed.  The colorfast mulch, dyed with naturally occurring water-based colorants, is safe for children and animals and is guaranteed to retain its color for one year.  Custom sizing and colors are also available.

Community Involvement

Recover – Repurpose – Reuse – Restore – is how WM EarthCare is closing the loop on organic waste in Bay Area communities.  We are committed to building stronger communities and soil.  Through our donation program, we also Return compost and mulch to school and community gardens and urban beautification projects.  We work closely with our customers, including the California Academy of Sciences, CSU East Bay and more, to ensure on-time delivery, quality products and excellent service. 

For more information about WM EarthCare as well as tools to help you create a healthy landscape and healthier planet, visit www.wmearthcare.com


Contact Information
Carrie Castro

Michaels Green Upholstery

Michael’s Custom Built Inc. is a progressive upholstery shop, We build
new furniture and Reupholster, Recycle, Restyle, Reduce, Reuse, Redesign,
Recover and Redecorate your Residence and Commercial offices, hotel, wineries
and restaurants. We have the resources to make any upholstered piece more earth
friendly. We carry unique natural fiber fillers and fabrics such as silk, wool,
cork, linen, and cotton.

Michael’s offers clients an environmentally conscience product without
compromising on design or style. Either a new piece of furniture or the reworking
of an old treasured piece we are committed meeting every client’s individual
needs and desires.

In the past few years Michael’s has researched and located sources
from around the world to supply us with natural and organic materials for our
Green Furniture clients.

When creating a piece of new environmentally friendly furniture we use
organic cotton and hemp for our batting, ticking, and webbing. Our frames are
made from recycled wood or F.S.C. (Forest Steward Council) certified wood. We
use low V.O.C. glues and adhesives and latex rubber.

In our small way we feel
proud that we are encouraging the reduction of furniture waste in our
overcrowded landfills. By reupholstering furniture and building new furniture
using the most renewable resources we are helping to protect our soil, water,
and air.

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