Zone 2 is the unincorporated area near Goleta that was served by Allied Waste prior to MarBorg’s success in a recent competitive bid process. Residents should notice a reduction in truck traffic and less container visibility as a result of these changes. For example, currently trash collection is scheduled four days per week on Cathedral Oaks Boulevard. In the new system there will be only two pickup days, cutting in half the number of days with carts out on that road. In addition, there are many streets where 9-12 trucks drive through on a weekly basis. With more efficient routing steps are being taken to cut these truck trips to the bare minimum.
Effective July 1st, MarBorg officially took over the solid waste and recycling collection service for the Zone 2 area of unincorporated Santa Barbara. Over the past month they have been working seven days a week and even the 4th of July to trade out the old Allied containers for their new ones, and answer the hundreds of phone calls they have received regarding their new services. So far, MarBorg has been providing residential service on the same day that Allied had been, but that is about to change.
Customers should check their mail for a letter from MarBorg regarding what changes, if any, are being made to their collection day. The letter also includes five plastic bags to be used for battery recycling, which is as simple as placing household batteries in one of the bags and putting it on top of your recycling container to be properly recycled. In addition to the letters, MarBorg will also be attaching hangers to trash carts detailing collection day changes. Residents may contact Thomas Chiarodit of Santa Barbara County’s Public Works Department with questions about this new system (882-3624). For hauler related questions, MarBorg can be reached at 963-1852.