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Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Service

Eco-Friendly SnowRemoval Services

Eco-friendly snow removal service clears unsafe ice and snow but does no harm to our ecosystem, pets, hardscapes and waterways. Choose your main service type category below.

What is Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Service?

Eco-friendly snow removal service clears unsafe ice and snow but does no harm to our ecosystem, pets, hardscapes and waterways.  Greenwise provides safe alternatives to the traditional road salts used by most commercial snow plowing companies. We also employ specialized eco-friendly snow removal equipment such as rubber and poly tip blades on our snow plows to prevent damage to driveways, especially those composed of gravel, pavers or brick.  We also drive small, 4-cylinder trucks that save gas and cut down on air pollution.

Road salt, commonly used by most snow plow companies on roads and sidewalks, does melt ice, but it’s not eco-friendly:

  • Salt can leach heavy metals which can end up in our water supplies;
  • Salt can hurt our pets, causing chapped and cracked paws;
  • Salt residue prevents plants from absorbing moisture and nutrients. Salt kills our flowers and grass;
  • Salt is corrosive and can damage cars, leading to reduced sustainability of vehicles;
  • It will also damage bridges and any other concrete surfaces it comes in contact with;
  • Salt run off from sidewalks and streets can increase salinity in local bodies of water, causing long-term damage.

Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation uses 390,000 tons of road salt each winter.  The city is responsible for distributing road salt along 9,500 lane miles of the city’s roads, roughly the equivalent of the distance between Chicago and Darwin, Australia!

Most commercial snow plowing companies use steel plows that damage roads and driveways and large vehicles with V-10 engines resulting in unnecessary air pollution.

You can choose to reduce the damage caused each winter by traditional snow plow companies by choosing Greenwise Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Service.

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