To dramatically reduce the amount of waste destined for a landfill, we want to maximize the amount of valuable resources kept in productive use in society. We recycle all our (newspaper, cardboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and always look for vendors that provide closed-loop processes and recyclable packaging. We focus on six main categories of green:
- Landfill Diversion
- Social Impact
- Greenhouse Gases
- Natural Resources
Need proof on how we make an impact by loving our cars just a little more? Here are the numbers:
Our green oil change saves 70 percent on motor oil use and 50 percent on oil filter use. One gallon of used oil that is deposed of improperly can contaminate one million gallons of drinking water, the equivalent of what 50 people consume in one year. Also, for every gallon of motor oil saved, it reduces CO2 emissions by 19.79 lbs. (Verus Carbon Study)
Recycling one ton of oil filters saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space, produces about 17,000 pounds of steel and produces 300 paper filter media that can be turned in boilers to produce 35.2 million BTUs.
All of our used oil is re-refined back into new oil, which takes 85 percent less energy than refining new oil and doesn’t involve drilling for any more oil.
We use lead-free wheel weights because there are 200 million autos and light trucks on the nation’s roadways and an average of 4.5 ounces of lead is clipped to the wheel rims of every automobile in the United States. That is a lot of lead in the ground water.
Lead wheel weights and all our scrap metal goes into a giant grinder, then ferrous and non-ferrous are separated. This goes to a refiner and then a smelter and can be used for just about anything that you make out of metal.
We buy as much as we can in bulk (oil, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, etc.) to eliminate the need for plastic bottles and minimize shipping and transportation emissions.
We recycle used belts, hoses and rubber.