mobile businesses

Mobile businesses are integral pieces of our community and like other businesses need to properly dispose of their waste products. As mobile businesses such as power washers and car detailers mainly use water it is important for these businesses to prevent waste water from entering storm drains and polluting streams, rivers, bays or the ocean.

While water used to clean buildings and vehicles is not necessarily a contaminant the chemicals, dirt and other materials the water picks up along the way does lead to contaminating our water sources.

 

  • Auto Repair, Detailing and Washing
  • Carpet, Drape, or Furniture Cleaning
  • Fire Equipment and Sprinkler Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Pest Control Services
  • Pet Grooming
  • Portable Grooming
  • Portable Sanitary Services, including Plumbing
  • Power Washing Services
  • Pool, Spa, and Fountain Maintenance
  • Mobile construction business (e.g. cement work, masonry, painting and coating)

 

Carpet Cleaners

Even a small carpet cleaning business can generate 1,000 gallons of waste water in a single week. Knowing if a customer is on a public sewer or a septic system is the first step to proper disposal of waste water.

Download these easy tips about how to handle waste water disposal and spills. Keep the tips sheet in your business vehicles, and make sure all employees understand and follow proper disposal practices.

Download Tip Sheets

Resources

 

Painters

Cleaning paint brushes and painting equipment doesn’t require much water, but these quantities add up to hundreds of gallons of waste water loaded with pollutants.

Our quick tips include instructions about properly disposing of painting waste water and unused paint, and how to handle paint-related spills. Keep the tips sheet in your business vehicles and make sure all employees understand and follow proper disposal practices.

Download Tip Sheets

Resources

 

Pressure Washers

Pressure washing isn’t the same as heavy rain. The waste water generated by pressure washing releases loads of pollutants, even when cleaning products aren’t used.

Take a look at these practical tips to learn how to properly dispose of your pressure washing waste water. Distribute the tips to staff and keep them in your business vehicles to remind employees to follow proper waste water disposal practices.

Download Tip Sheets

Resources

*Information provided by the Washington Stormwater Center.  To learn more about the Dump Smart Program, click here.

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