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Gearhead Garage – EcoBiz Certified

Gearhead Garage, which offers customers what they need to fix their own vehicles, is now EcoBiz Certified. Located at 13955 SW 72nd Ave. in Tigard, Gearhead offers hourly and daily rates for tool and lift rentals. DIY mechanics work in a safe, dry, and environmentally friendly setting. To gain EcoBiz certification owner…

Canyon Auto Repair – EcoBiz Certified

Canyon Auto Repair, located at 11591 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton, gained EcoBiz Certification in July. The shop was recognized by the Oregon DEQ and Clean Water Services. Shop manager Garrett Krupp, with support from owner Lee Nguyen, took multiple steps to prevent spills and protect the environment. Canyon Auto Repair…

Portland Motor Works – EcoBiz Certified

Portland Motor Works has gained EcoBiz Certification for their commitment to protecting the environment. The shop, located at 9032 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland, was certified by staff from the Oregon DEQ and PPRC. With a focus on European automotive repairs, Portland Motor Works became certified under the leadership of owner Niles Todd. To become EcoBiz Certified, Portland…

Du Fresne’s Auto Repair EcoBiz Certified

Du Fresne’s Auto Repair (10690 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR), has been evolving business practices since first opening in 1968. Prior to applying for EcoBiz, shop owner Nancy Scheewe and technician Marco Valdez implemented a number of sustainable practices designed to protect employees and the environment. Instead of using toxic…

United – GSE & Building Mtc. – Recertified

United Airlines Ground Service Equipment & Building Maintenance facility (8121 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR) has successfully recertified for EcoBiz. Tasked with maintaining ground equipment at Portland International Airport (PDX), the shop continues to improve its environmental practices. With leadership from Jeff Barrow, Supervisor & Environmental Coordinator, United: Covers scrap metal, used…

Lents Body Shop Inc. – Recertified

Continuing their longstanding commitment to protecting the environment, Lents Body Shop, Inc has recertified for EcoBiz. Located in the Lents Town Center at 9038 S.E. Foster Road in Portland, Lents Body Shop takes great pride in their eco-friendly practices, including: Using Low VOC, Waterborne Paints Posting spill response plans throughout the shop Placing spill…

A New Dimension Collision Repair – Recertified

Last week, A New Dimension Collision Repair (1130 SE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland) recertified with EcoBiz, upholding their commitment to protecting environment. By utilizing a water based paint system, they drastically reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous waste associated with most auto paints. During the recertification process, they also decided to…

Recycling & Services Guide for Auto shops

EcoBiz has compiled a working list of Automotive related recyclers and service providers in the Portland Metro Region. You can find the document here: http://goo.gl/gTNKph. To add your own resources or to suggest changes contact EcoBiz Manager mfrister@pprc.org

PSU Hiring for EPA funded ECOBIZ Project

PSU’s Community Environmental Services is a hiring for an EPA funded grant project which will expand EcoBiz, and provide free technical assistance to auto shops and landscapers in east Portland, Gresham and Clackamas County. Applicants must be enrolled in Portland State University thru June 2015. For more information, contact EcoBiz…

HAWTHORNE AUTO CLINIC: RECERTIFIED

Back in 1999, they were the first auto shop to become EcoBiz Certified. Fifteen years later, Hawthorne Auto Clinic continues to uphold and evolve their high environmental standards. In June, EcoBiz program staff with the PPRC and the Oregon DEQ, recertified Hawthorne Auto Clinic for an additional 5 years. The shop continues to adapt and improve…