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Help the Environment – Use Local EnviroStars Certified Businesses


Spokane EnviroStars certifies businesses whose practices and policies reduce and properly manage hazardous waste and conserve resources by recycling. Working together we’re protecting our river, aquifer, land and air.

Find Spokane EnviroStars Businesses near you, visit www.spokaneenvirostars.org

Businesses, receive the recognition you deserve for protecting the river and the aquifer:
Become an EnviroStars Certified Business and Be Recognized for Your Pollution Prevention Efforts!
EnviroStars is a voluntary incentive and recognition program offered to local small businesses. The program certifies and provides no-cost advertising to businesses that have pollution prevention and hazardous waste reduction practices in place. It also helps consumers identify environmentally friendly businesses in the community. For the first time, an EnviroStars certification program is being offered in eastern Washington through a unique partnership of government and non-profit agencies.

EnviroStars brochure (pdf)

To become an EnviroStars Certified business:
The following criteria must be met and goals established to reduce hazardous waste:

  • Be located in Spokane County
  • Generate only small quantities of hazardous waste (no more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month or 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste per month)
  • Participate in a Local Source Control - EnviroStars site visit to verify that waste is being properly managed and receive improvement suggestions
  • Complete an EnviroStars application form and set a goal to improve practices and/or reduce hazardous materials/wastes
  • Renew the EnviroStars certification annually

Businesses can certify at the 2, 3, 4, or 5 Star levels. Application forms can be completed on-line on the Spokane EnviroStars application or the application forms can be printed and faxed, mailed or e-mailed to the address listed on the website.

For more information on the program, contact:
Tonilee Hanson, Spokane River Forum office @ (509) 535-7084 or tonilee@spokaneriver.net

To schedule a visit, contact:
Vikki Barthels, SRHD Local Source Control Specialist @ (509) 324-1475 or vbarthels@srhd.org
Joani Havens, SRHD Local Source Control Specialist @ (509) 324-1459 or jhavens@srhd.org

Related websites:

Local sponsoring agencies:

  • Spokane River Forum
  • Spokane Regional Health District
  • Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • City of Spokane
  • Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
  • Spokane County Water Resources
  • Spokane Riverkeeper



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August 18, 2017