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Programs

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Business Pollution Prevention Program


Attention dry cleaners, auto body shops, industrial painters and printers! You can now receive increased support to help switch to safer chemicals and more modern equipment. Get up to $50,000 (or 75% of project costs) to make the switch!

The Business Pollution Prevention Program is focused on helping Ramsey County 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.

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

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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Program FAQ (PDF)
Program flier (PDF)
Program handout (PDF)
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