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Incentives and grants

As a King County business, you have access to many resources to help you save money and protect workers and the environment. From financial assistance, to the cost-saving materials exchange and EnviroStars recognition, we can help you safely manage your hazardous materials.

Receive cash back for improvements

Your eligible business can receive up to $599 cash back for hazardous waste improvements that protect your workers and the environment.

Reimbursement is available for lab testing, disposal and recycling, equipment and process changes (including secondary containment, spill control, and substitution of less toxic materials), and protective equipment for employees.


To qualify, your business must:

Be located in King County

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Produce

less than 200 lbs (about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste per month

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Produce

less than 2.2 lbs (about a quart) of acutely hazardous waste per month

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Store

less than 2,000 lbs (about four 55-gallons drums) of hazardous waste

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Ready to get started? Schedule an on-site consultation at no charge and no obligation.

Our technical staff will visit your business, recommend improvements, and give you a voucher.

Simply decide which improvements you would like to implement and submit the voucher with receipts.

We’ll reimburse you for 75% of your expense—up to $599.

To schedule a consultation by phone, call 206-296-4692.

Get recognized

For any business, it’s important to save money and resources while protecting the environment and public health. It’s also great to be recognized for doing so.

EnviroStars
Become an EnviroStars business

EnviroStars is a free program that offers resources and incentives to businesses who take action to protect health and the environment. As an EnviroStars business, you’ll learn to operate more efficiently, strengthen your bottom line, improve employee health and productivity, and gain recognition for environmental and community leadership.

For more information or to start the application, visit the EnviroStars website or call 1-877-220-7827.

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Grants for King County dry cleaners

We are offering $20,000 grants to help you replace your perchloroethylene (PERC) dry cleaning machine with professional wet cleaning equipment. The benefits of switching to wet cleaning include:

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Safer for the environment

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Safer for worker health

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Savings in utility costs

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Eligibility for EnviroStars recognition

82% of people in King County prefer environmentally-friendly businesses

Interested in switching?

phone 206-477-0660

email drycleanergrants@kingcounty.gov

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