• Wash cars and trailers on grass or other porous surfaces using water only, use a commercial car wash facility, or use a wash pad that is plumbed to a sanitary sewer.
  • Never dump chemicals or wastewater containing chemicals on the ground, parking areas, catch basins, driveways, streets or into any surface water.
  • Prevent leaks and spills (oil, coolant, fuel); clean up any spills or leaks with an absorbent material (kitty liter); sweep up absorbent and dispose of properly.


  • Inspect vehicles and equipment regularly and keep them in good condition.
  • Recycle all used motor oil and coolant.
  • Find an EcoBiz-certified shop for routine auto maintenance.


Fuel Efficiency

  • Avoid topping off gas tanks.
  • Leave your car at home at least once a week (walk, bike or take the bus).
  • Keep tires properly inflated. Under-inflated tires wear faster and reduce fuel economy.
  • Carpool when you can.