At the opening ceremony, MarBorg Industries director Mario Borgatello said he appreciated the incentive given by Councilmen, who encouraged him to convert trucks to CNG to reduce emission. The company also received a formal recognition from the U.S. Congress for the effort they have made and its latest contribution to the community.
The slow-fill station is located at the company’s Quarantina yard and it has a connection to Southern California Edison’s natural gas line, two compressors for redundancy, a holding tank to fuel one or two trucks, and hookups to the trucks.
Santa Barbara Mayor, Helene Schneider, said “it shows how a private company can go green and make it profitable at the same time”. City authorities will continue stimulating the company to convert the whole fleet of trucks to this cleaner technology.
MarBorg Industries is a family owned and operated business that has provided customer service in the greater Santa Barbara area since 1936. It manages residential and commercial garbage collection, recycling and waste treatment and portable sanitation equipment.