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Programs

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Business Pollution Prevention Program


The Business Pollution Prevention Program helps businesses reduce the use of chemicals that can be harmful to health and the environment. Businesses receive free technical assistance and financial support of up to $50,000 to help transition to safer, more sustainable chemicals and modern, high efficiency equipment.

We’re focused on helping businesses that utilize chemicals containing or producing perchloroethylene (PERC) or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as some dry cleaners, auto body shops, industrial painters and printers. If your business falls in this category, we’re here to help. Email programs@recyclingandenergy.org to get started.

Businesses owned by people of color and/or located in communities particularly vulnerable to the impacts of pollution are encouraged to apply.

Click here for program application.

Information on business matching requirements can be found here (PDF).

This program is funded by Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy and administered by Environmental Initiative.

Communication Tools

Program FAQ (PDF)
Program flier (PDF)
Program handout (PDF)
Draft social media and newsletter posts (Word)

Roering Auto Body Shop owner talks about the changes her company made to reduce pollution and provide a safer environment. The Business Pollution Prevention Program funds similar efforts.

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