The Bay Area Green Business Program serves small to medium-sized businesses in the nine Bay Area Counties.
We have standards for auto services, printing, hotels, restaurants, landscape design and maintenance, remodeling, garment cleaning (wet cleaning or CO2 systems exclusively), dentists, wineries, janitorial services, offices and retail shops.
Other businesses may be eligible. Contact your county coordinator for more information.
Use the links below to learn more:
Becoming a Green Auto Repair Shop
It's Easy"Pam Evans made it so easy. There is no reason not to sign up. She helped us save time on the compliance part and the program is free, unlike hazardous waste programs with manuals and monthly retainers costing $200-1500 a month." That's what Dana Meyer of Dana Meyer Foreign Car Service in Albany had to say about his shops turning green.
How can auto repair shops "green" their businesses? First bring their operations into compliance with all environmental regulations, then adopt pollution prevention and resource conservation practices. The program checklists offer a variety of options for meeting program standards. Here are some examples of what you can do.
Top Ten Green Auto Repair Practices
Good Housekeeping & Pollution Prevention
Solid Waste Reduction