AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM
The Automotive Services Program recognizes vehicle service and repair businesses and shops that reach the highest standards in minimizing their environmental impact. The goal of the program is to prevent and minimize pollution generated by small businesses in the Lane County area. This is one of the first multimedia (air, water, solid waste) automotive services certification programs in the nation.
BECOME A CERTIFIED ECOLOGICAL BUSINESS
If your auto shop meets local environmental requirements and takes extra, voluntary steps to help protect the environment, we'll certify it as an Ecological Business. BRING and the Pollution Prevention Coalition, a group of pollution prevention experts from eight Lane County-area agencies, sponsor this program.
Follow these steps to gain EcoBiz Certification for Auto Repair & Body Shops, car washes, and fleets. The certification is completely free and voluntary for businesses in Oregon.
Schedule a Site Visit
Contact EcoBiz to schedule a 60-90 minute site visit. During this appointment we will complete a checklist and inspect your facility’s storage and work areas. Checklist information is now collected electronically.
Review the EcoBiz Checklist & Guide
Prior to your appointment, download the Auto Checklist and Guide to become acquainted with the standards.
Checklist questions fall into three categories:
1. LEGAL – Sector specific, local and state requirements.
2. PROGRAM – Core EcoBiz standards, requirements.
3. ELECTIVE – Additional steps for improved environmental excellence, 80% of applicable questions required.
After the site visit, a program specialist will provide you with a report outlining the steps needed for certification. Once all the requirements have been met, EcoBiz will arrange a final certification visit at your businesses with representatives with the Oregon DEQ and a local government agency. For additional information on how to meet EcoBiz requirements contact us anytime.
Once certified, your shop’s location, website, and phone number will be listed on the EcoBiz.org map and certified business page. Businesses will have the option to post additional profile information and a logo or picture. Newly certified businesses will also be featured on our blog and social media platforms.
Certification Logo Usage
Certified businesses are encouraged to use the EcoBiz logo to promote certification on their websites, advertisements, vehicles, uniforms and other promotional materials. If you are currently certified, contact us to receive the logo that suits your needs.
Certification is good for three years, with recertification required every five years after. If a business moves, changes ownership, or has failed to uphold standards, they may be asked to reapply.
Find an Auto Shop
For a list of certified Ecological Program auto shops in Lane County, click here.