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Testimonials

I am extremely happy to report that our lawn [...] in Evanston looks better than at any time since we moved in 1986. I am happy that we have the services of Greenwise. Also, the concept of ‘going gr…Arthur in Evanston
“We very much appreciate all you’ve done. Our front and back yards have never looked this good. I’m convinced that your landscaping design and service were key to our receiving two offers within…Susan in Wilmette
“I just want to let you know that your crew did an AMAZING job with our property.  We are very pleased with the results. THANK YOU!!!!”Robin in Highland Park
“Everyone has been Ooing and Ahhing over our lawn, which is so nice.  A number of people walking by have noticed the Greenwise sign and have stopped to talk to us about it, not having any idea that…Sarah in Winnetka
“The first word that comes to mind when we think about Greenwise is “WOW!”. To say that we were impressed with the hard work the crew put forth, does not give them justice. The pace of the crew wa…Ryan and Jayne in Chicago
I wanted a “green” landscaping company and had an excellent and lengthy visit with one of the owners who outlined all the services that Greenwise provides. I decided to try them as our landscape serv…Deborah in Evanston
“We can’t begin to express the gratitude we feel when we see our friends’ babies playing on the grass in our backyard, or our little 7 pound dog chewing on the grass. We shudder to think what mi…Eric, Melanie, Jessie & Little Lillie
“Just a quick note to tell you what a great job your crew did transplanting, trimming and cleaning up weeds in my backyard last Monday.  I’ve been looking forward to this for 30 years!  They did way …Regina in Glenview
“Thank you so much for our beautiful garden.  We have received so many compliments and are so enjoying it.  Please feel free to carve your initials in our tree or sign one of the boulders ~serious…Ron & Harriet
“We have used Greenwise for only one year but I am very pleased with the results thus far and look forward to continuing on with Greenwise to improve our lawn and beautify our garden. What I am most…Susan in Wilmette
…on the day of the Blizzard (February, 2011), my little car navigated empty roads along with the snow plows. But I never would have made it out of my driveway had it not been for Greenwise crews! I…Dina Bair, WGN-TV Anchor
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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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