Introducing a bold new idea:
An automotive business that doesn’t just work to reduce its ecological impact, but actually helps improve
My Garage is an environmental leader.
Regardless of where you stand on environmental issues like pipelines and climate change, you and every Albertan can probably agree on one thing: We’re taking pretty poor care of this planet of ours. One drive down Deerfoot Trail in Airdrie, seeing the garbage blowing through its ditches, is enough to reinforce that fact. At My Garage, we’re doing our part to change things for the better. The automotive service industry isn’t exactly known for being clean, but we strive to set a green example; not just for our industry, but for businesses in general. Here are some of the ways that we’re making a difference, every day.
It starts with you: Keeping your vehicle green and clean.
Our whole vehicle approach to vehicle maintenance means that our customers drive cleaner cars. Regular and complete maintenance reduces harmful leaks; minimizes your pollution output; and ensures you always achieve optimum fuel economy. Even your wearable items like tires and brakes last longer, which reduces waste. Plus, because regular maintenance is cheaper in the long term than paying for major repairs, being green even saves you money!
One dollar from every hour of labour billed is donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Every year, customers like you help us donate thousands of dollars to one of Canada’s top environmental nonprofits. The Nature Conservancy of Canada works to identify and protect ecologically significant land across Canada. To date, the NCC has protected over 2.8 millon acres of natural land across the country. Besides helping to keep Canada beautiful, this provides valuable protection to the plants and animals that call our country home.
In-Shop Recycling Program
Despite purchasing hundreds of thousands of dollars in parts and materials every year, we generate very little waste. Over 90% of our waste is diverted from landfills! We recycle all of our:
- Waste fluids like oil and antifreeze.
- Oil and transmission filters.
- Plastic fluid bottles and containers.
- Aerosol cans.
- Paper and cardboard.
- Plastic bags.
- Tires and wheels.
- Scrap metal.
- Automotive electronics and batteries.
Environmentally Friendly Parts Washer
We operate a state of the art biomatic parts washer. Instead of using harsh solvents or chemicals, our parts washer contains microbes that actually digest grease and oil, eventually leaving the fluid completely free of hydrocarbons. It’s easy on the user, and easy on the environment – just another small way we can reduce our ecological impact.