New Grant Program: Business Pollution Prevention
Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy recently launched a new grant program to assist businesses in improving the health of their employees, community, and bottom line by reducing the use of chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and lead to costly disposal and regulatory fees.
The grant program is specifically for businesses such as dry cleaners, auto body shops, painters, and printers that use perchloroethylene (PERC) and/or products containing or emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Businesses can apply for financial support of up $50,000 to transition to safer, more sustainable chemicals and modern, high efficiency equipment.
Businesses will receive free technical assistance in all stages of implementing their project. Priority is given to businesses owned by people of color and/or located in communities particularly vulnerable to the impacts of pollution.