MacIntosh Becomes BFI’s New Local Executive

Garbage company BFI has hired the City of Santa Barbara’s unofficial trash czar, Steven MacIntosh, as its new local executive. MacIntosh has played an influential role spearheading City Hall’s garbage diversion programs, championing, among other things, the food-scrap composting and recycling program now in its pilot stage. BFI is engaged in an intense franchise renewal battle with MarBorg, a privately owned local company in the County of Santa Barbara. MarBorg, which has a stellar record when it comes to recycling, is hoping to persuade county public works officials to let them take over BFI’s contract based, in part, on its recycling track record. By hiring MacIntosh, BFI is attempting to inoculate itself against the obvious advantage MarBorg enjoys where diversion is concerned.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Direct Relief Steps into Fire Effort

Highway 101 to the south opens; death toll at Camp Fire rises.

New Insights on Butterfly Migration Revealed

Monarch migrating from Oregon to Santa Barbara found to be breeding out of season, a first in ...

Water Managers, County Wrangle Over Lake Cachuma Supply

In some ways, the South Coast is in a worse drought fix than in 2014.

Brooks Is Back

UCSB PaCE to offer two Brooks courses this winter.

Heroin Bust in Santa Barbara

Three men were detained at three locations, one arrested.