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Professional Wet Cleaner

Organization(s) Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Project Description Silver Hanger Cleaners in Bellingham removed its perchlorethylene (perc) machine to make way for professional wet cleaning equipment in November of 2008, becoming the first dedicated professional wet cleaner in Massachusetts. The conversion was supplemented with a $17,000 grant from TURI. The cleaner removed their perc machine and installed a wet cleaning system (i.e., washer, dryer, and tensioning equipment). As part of the grant requirement, Silver Hanger Cleaners is currently collecting data on utility use, cost, and customer satisfaction to compare their old perc shop to the new wet cleaning system. The cleaner is also conducting demonstrations for other Massachusetts dry cleaners this spring to encourage them to consider wet cleaning options.

Project Contact
Name Joy Onasch
Phone 978-934-4343
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Garment Cleaning
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 19 No. 1, Spring 2009 [PDF]


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