Green Garage








The ARA’s Green Garage Program is a self-certification award program designed specifically for shop owners and managers that not only care about the environment, but who also wish to become recognized as responsible environmental stewards in their local communities. By becoming a Green Garage you are committing to implementing and maintaining in your shop, the environmental work practices as detailed in the accompanying guidance book.

There are four basic steps to becoming certified as an ARA Green Garage:

  1. Conduct self-assessment checklist;
  2. Correct any deficiencies;
  3. Complete Application and Program Compliance Agreement and submit to ARA; and,
  4. Submit completed self-assessment to ARA for final approval

That’s it, it’s really quite simple. After you have submitted all the necessary information and have been approved you will be granted the right to identify and advertise your shop as an ARA Green Garage as well participate in any ARA Green Garage sponsored marketing programs.

To get started, download and read the Program Guidebook:

Download the Program Documents and Forms:

Additional Resources for Managing Waste Water – Automotive Industry:

Regulations are in place to safeguard the wastewater system and protect the environment. Automotive industry operators are required to comply with the Sewer Use Bylaw. The Sewer Use Bylaw restricts the discharge of specific pollutants (including oil and grease, grit and solvents) into the sanitary sewer system.

Metro Vancouver has created additional resources to help automotive repair operators comply with managing wastewater safely and responsibly. To download a copy of these guidelines, please click here.


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Phone: 604-432-7987
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