613-748-7731 306 Montfort Street, Ottawa, On, K1L 5N6
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Green Shift

Over the past two years, McConville’s Garage Limited has been actively working to decrease its environmental footprint.

Facility Renovations, Waste Management, Controlled Waste Management

Facility Renovations

A number of environmental initiatives have been included in the ongoing renovations of our facility at 306 Montfort Street.  These recently completed and ongoing initiatives include,

Adding 2 inches high-efficiency insulation to the building walls
Replacing 4 drafty wooden overhead doors with vinyl insulated doors
Using recyclable steel cladding in refurbishing the building exterior.
Lowering all overhead door openings by two feet to decrease heat loss in winter.
Installing additional windows to allow for more natural light
Removing old windows and replacing with tinted, energy efficient windows.
Removing inefficient fluorescent lights and replacing with efficient and brighter long-life industrial lighting
Adding insulation to the ceiling of the facility to reduce heat loss through the roof
Ultra-efficient spray foam insulation used in restoration of detailing bay
Demolishing drafty separate waiting room and integrating new waiting room with customer service to create energy efficiencies.

Waste Management

In addition to safely collecting and disposing of controlled wastes (see below), we recently embarked on some new and improved waste management initiatives,

Complete capture, collection and recycling of all plastic containers
Complete capture, collection and recycling of all aerosol cans and containers
In one month (October 2008), these new initiatives resulted in additional recycling of over 4 cubic meters of plastics, and over 2 cubic meters of aerosol cans.

We would like to thank Lacombe Waste Services, and their staff, for helping us to implement these new initiatives.   The ease, efficiency and substantial impact of these new recycling programs has inspired us to continue investing in our waste management program.

Controlled Waste

As required by federal, provincial and municipal regulations, McConville’s Garage Limited responsibly disposes of controlled waste.  This includes safely capturing, collecting and disposing / recycling…

Waste Oil
Waste Coolant (Glycol)
Waste Oil Filters
Used chemicals / solvents
Interceptor  / spill control system collection and cleaning
Scrap Metal
Used Tires
Used car batteries
Waste Oil Filters