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Staff and wire report A global trash crunch that has created tons of used plastic and paper piling up at recycling centers across America has hit home on the Central Coast. Trash haulers are asking for extraordinary rate hikes as they slow picking lines and add staff to meet sharply reduced contamination limits for goods Read More →
According to President Donald Trump, trade wars are quick and easy to win. However, trash haulers and recycling companies across the nation and the region will tell you about a trade war that’s dirty, long-lasting and a losing proposition. Since late last year, China has been raising its standards for accepting millions of tons of Read More →
A Ventura waste collection company is investing again in alternative fuels. Harrison Industries began installing 13 new compressed natural gas fueling stations for trucks at its Saticoy work yard in late February. All three trash companies that serve the Tri-Counties began using alternative fuel trucks several years ago and alternative fuel stations are popping up Read More →
MarBorg trucks run on compressed natural gas, a hawk keeps seagulls away from the recycling facilities, and some of the locations even have solar panels.
Closing the loop on eight decades in business, Santa Barbara-based MarBorg Industries is returning to the full-cycle business model it pioneered in the years before the Great Depression. In remarks to the Santa Barbara Executive Roundtable on Sept. 13, Marborg General Manager Derek Carlson described how the company’s planned materials recycling center in the East Read More →
Shortly before the Independence Day holiday, Mario Borgatello and Marborg scored a major coup when they agreed to buy South Santa Barbara County assets from longtime rival Allied Waste. The move follows a series of victories by trash hauler Marborg in head-to-head competition with Allied and its predecessor BFI in winning franchise rights to collect Read More →