Driveway Washing

What’s so bad about driveway car washing?

Just consider all the corrosive and toxic substances that your car collects while you’re out on the road: asphalt, ferites, engine and brake residue, antifreeze, grease, oil, rust and asbestos, to name only a few. All these contaminants collect on tires, wheels, fenders and other vehicle surfaces, after which runoff from home car washing can eventually release them into storm drains designed for rainwater. Even if bio-friendly soap (or no soap at all) is used, hosing off a car’s body and wheels dislodges pollutants that can end up in rivers, lakes, and streams. Rather than flush these bio hazards into the water supply, come to Metro Express and dispose of them safely.

We collect these materials, sending the solids to the local landfill and sending the rest to the local water treatment facility where it is handled safely.

Now that we all know better…

Fresh water consumed washing your car:

  • Average Home Car Wash: over 100 gallons
  • Average Automatic Car Wash: under 45 gallons

At one time, the burning of trash in backyard incinerators and open areas was a common sight in suburban neighborhoods, until concern for the environment ended this form of pollution. Today, residents recycle nearly 40% of their refuse, keeping it out of landfills and reducing pollution. Home car washing is another serious kind of pollution that can easily be eliminated.