The Port of San Diego's environmental fund is helping to reduce pollution and keep hazardous wastes out of San Diego Bay. Two oil recycling centers have been installed as well as marine trash skimmers running from Shelter Island to National City. The skimmers were installed in December of 2009, and work like a pool skimmer running 24 hours a day seven days a week. They filter 500 gallons of water per minute. Trash is caught inside and sorted into debris, recycling, and trash. The Marina managers are impressed. As for the oil recycling centers, this is what general manager Bowman had to say, "The presence of the used oil center provides convenient recycling for boaters, prevents the marinas from having to dispose of costly hazardous waste, prevents oil from being dumped into the bay and encourages boaters and marina staff to use other best management practices. "We just had 300 gallons of oil collected and hauled away, cleanly, as opposed to being left behind for the marina to clean up."
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