Green Garage: Loveland’s Eco-Friendly Auto Repair
A Green Automotive Repair Shop… Seems like a contradiction.
Most people don’t think “green” when they think about cars. We do. We live on this planet too.
We’ve long tried to be smart about our sustainability. In 2011 we had our first energy audit performed, which resulted in converting to energy saving T-8 fluorescent lighting.
In 2013, we decided to get serious about it. And why not?
We decided that we need to be good stewards in what we do. So we began our green initiative.
When you think about it, so many things that we do in helping a vehicle perform better also help make it more efficient – more green.
Whether it’s Tune-ups, diagnosing Check Engine Lights or repairing Emissions failures, it’s all to keep your car more clean, more green.
On May 1, 2013, we became Loveland’s first certified Green Garage (learn more at www.fg2.us). Now we’re on the road to improve our rating.
We’ve made the commitment to reduce our waste, our energy usage, and our carbon footprint, plus, to be more sustainable in our all of our auto repair services in Loveland.
So what have we done?
Every month we recycle over 50 gallons of used antifreeze, 200 gallons of used oil, 500 lbs of paper and cardboard, 550 lbs of glass & plastic, and over 1000 lbs of scrap metals. Even our used oil filters are crushed to remove every last drop of oil possible.
As you may know, by law, computers, monitors, printers must now be recycled. We’ve gone a step further. We sought out a recycler that would take automotive electronics too. Computers, sensors, and circuit boards.
In total, we’ve reduced our waste by 75%.
We’ve changed our buying habits, using 50% or greater recycled paper products. We’ve reduced buying aerosols whenever possible. Our cleaning solvent is environmentally safe. We’ve switched to hand soaps that do not contain Triclosan. We aim to avoid using chemicals that could potentially be harmful to people and the environment.
We’ve eliminated hazardous waste from our car repair shop. You’ll never see a hazardous waste disposal fee on a Metric Motors invoice.
For our customers, we offer Synthetic oil which lengthens oil change intervals, and we offer re-refined oil which is produced from used oil.