The Green Gilbert Partnership Program has been developed to give local businesses in Gilbert a way to show the community they care about our environment. The program focuses in the areas of pollution prevention, water conservation, and waste reduction. By making the commitments outlined in the program, your company can easily reduce costs, comply with environmental regulations, and be recognized as a leader in sustainable practices in our community.
Get started by filling out the interest form on 311 and a member of our staff will contact you with more information. On the interest form, please list the business' address in the address field and no photo is necessary.
There are requirements within each of the four sections of the program which every participating business must adhere to. To qualify for the program become a Green Gilbert Business Partner these businesses must also maintain an additional 10 "green" actions . Additional actions are determined by the business and approved by the program administrators.
While most of the work in your operation may take place indoors, it can be the actions taken outdoors that have the biggest impact on our environment. Outdoor storage areas and surfaces can harbor pathogens and debris that cause stormwater contamination when it rains. Things such as leaking dumpsters, uncontained litter, and grease deposits can enter the storm drain system and make their way to local waterways and parks. The stormwater and pollution prevention requirements of our program will give your team the tools and knowledge to prevent the contamination of our water resources.
Participation in Water Wise Gilbert Program is required for Green Gilbert Certification. Water Wise Gilbert is a long established program in the Town. Participants receive an evaluation and are provided with a landscape water budget and recommendations for reducing domestic water use throughout their operation. This service is completely free and is sure to get your total water use as efficient as possible.
Minimizing waste is an important part of maintaining a sustainable business model. Green Gilbert requires all participants to explore recycling and composting options to reduce landfill waste. Reducing waste can also include working with customers to encourage their own good practices.
Green Gilbert Businesses are expected to have some type of recycling available for patrons or business generated waste. If your business does not currently participate in a recycling program you must receive a quote from your hauler to add recycling to your regular waste bill. Gilbert Commercial Solid Waste Service would love the opportunity to provide your business with a quote for service, including cardboard and commingled recycling options.
All restaurants are regularly inspected by our wastewater pretreatment inspectors. These inspections are to protect wastewater infrastructure from the impacts of grease and debris. Poorly maintained grease traps can result in costly and hazardous sanitary sewer overflows. All Green Gilbert Businesses must maintain their wastewater systems per the standards of our pretreatment team.
As part of the program, you will receive:
Personalized plan for increasing efficiencies throughout your operation
Materials, training and support for staff
Recognition on the Green Gilbert Web page
Recognition from council
Rights to advertise your status online
Bonus Actions - Green Gilbert Partner Plus
There are countless actions a business can take to reduce their environmental impact and Green Gilbert wants to encourage every one of them. Businesses that also work to conserve energy, encourage alternative transportation, or take other sustainable steps will be recognized for going above and beyond.
Please contact the Environmental Compliance Division: