Taking care of the planet is becoming increasingly important in the new millenium. With growing concerns about pollution and waste from the automotive industry, adopting sustainable business practices is becoming a bigger priority.


At Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul, we’re committed to doing everything we can to keep our planet a place future generations will thrive and grow. That’s why we use sustainable practices whenever we can. Here are a few of our top Earth-friendly practices:


1.      We recycle.

At Suburban Auto Body, we understand that minimizing our waste is the first step. But for the things we can’t live without using, we recycle everything we can. When it’s time to update electronic and computer equipment, we make sure to recycle the older items like monitors and terminals. We also recycle batteries, printer/toner cartridges, carpet, metal, fluorescent tubes, paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic. We even recycle oil!


2.      We minimize chemical exposure.

We understand that chemicals can impact the environment significantly, and it’s hard to run an auto body shop without chemicals. That’s why we use biodegradable cleaners whenever possible. We also clean up spills immediately to minimize environmental exposure through rainwater. When we store hazardous materials, we take extra precautions to limit environmental exposure.


3.      We use a green paint system.

When we say we use a green paint system, we don’t just mean the color. Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, are typically released into the atmosphere when using solvent-based paints. Waterborne paint technology is a better option for the planet because it reduces VOC emissions. That’s why we’ve converted our paint booths to a waterborne system.


4.      We practice the Three ‘Rs’ when repairing vehicles.

Auto body collision repair is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to landfills. Before we recycle, it’s important to reduce our waste output. Repairing vehicles rather than replacing them reduces that waste output. But if a part does need to be replaced, we try to recycle everything we can.


Green Twin Cities Car Accident Repair

While it’s true that auto collision repair can take its toll on the environment, a conscientious repair shop can find many ways to prioritize eco-conscious efforts. That’s why we’ve tried to use eco-friendly options whenever possible to minimize our footprint.


Whether you’re in need of GM collision repair or you need an Acura certified body shop, rest assured we’ll do everything we can to protect the planet during your repair. Connect with a member of our eco-friendly team by calling us at 651.633.8900, or contact our shop for your free estimate.