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Laundry so clean you can drink it

We chose to work with Uni-First to provide our technician’s uniforms, floor mats and a few other supplies.

They take away our dirty linens every week, and return clean ones. Industrial washers are more efficient than the ones we use at home, so we save there. But we also have a special requirement, in that our uniforms can sometimes get a bit of grease on them. We don’t want that or any other automotive fluids going down the drain.

But Uni-First separates contaminants from its wastewater for safe disposal – so rigorously that you can drink the water that comes out of their laundry facility. One of the principal reasons we were drawn to Uni-First was their commitment to the environment. Their competitive prices helped too 😉

MR Waste Recycling

The dirty oil that comes out of your car … we have to get rid of that. Yep, the transmission fluid too. And the brake fluid. And the dirty parts. Pouring it down the drain is not an option for us. In fact, that used oil is worth something and it’s common practice to sell waste oil back to a supplier for recycling. But what about the oil filters, used oil bottles, waste antifreeze, absorbent pads, etc.? Ever wonder how many shops dispose of these things improperly? We chose to work with a local expert – M&R Environmental. They have an excellent compliance record and many years of local market expertise and they are very selective in choosing their facilities.

Planting Social Responsibility Roots

The dirty oil that comes out of your car … we have to get rid of that. Yep, the transmission fluid too. And the brake fluid. And the dirty parts. Pouring it down the drain is not an option for us. In fact, that used oil is worth something and it’s common practice to sell waste oil back to a supplier for recycling.

But what about the oil filters, used oil bottles, waste antifreeze, absorbent pads, etc.? Ever wonder how many shops dispose of these things improperly?

We chose to work with a local expert – M&R Environmental. They have an excellent compliance record and many years of local market expertise and they are very selective in choosing their facilities.