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Business Pollution Prevention Program


Attention dry cleaners, auto body shops, industrial painters and printers! You can get money to help you switch to safer chemicals and more modern equipment. Apply by June 30, 2022 to get up to $50,000 (or 75% of project costs) to make the switch!

The Business Pollution Prevention Program is focused on helping Ramsey and Washington county businesses that utilize chemicals containing or producing perchloroethylene (PERC) or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including 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.

Applications received after June 30, 2022, will be eligible for up to 50% of project costs.

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.