MarBorg Given Timeline to Craft New Contract

MarBorg Industries was given 60 days to craft a new garbage contract City Hall can’t resist; after that, the company—which now enjoys a near monopoly over South Coast garbage services—will have to compete with other trash haulers to retain the western half of the City of Santa Barbara’s garbage franchise. Two weeks ago, MarBorg announced that it was buying out its longtime rival, Allied Waste, which for decades controlled all—and, later, half—the city’s trash routes. On Tuesday, the council approved MarBorg’s assumption of the two years left remaining on Allied’s franchise. In the meantime, however, city administrators have hired a private consultant specializing in the trash business to ensure City Hall negotiates a good deal with MarBorg.

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

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Plastic Bags? Throw ‘Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

Cal and UCLA took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.

County Half-Jokes It Wants Cannabis ‘World Domination’

A government executive implores growers to get legal before time runs out.