About Band Box Cleaners & Laundry
1207 Superior Ave.
PO Box 299
Tomah, WI 54660
Call us Today! 800-362-3305
With the recent movement to 'greener' products and services, many consumers are shifting their focus to more efficient companies.
Linen and textile care is no different. When it comes to cleaning products, industrial laundry has always been more economically
and environmentally efficient than individual, self-laundering. Not only does self-laundering use more energy (1.6 x more) and
more water (2.5 x more) per pound, but it delivers non-treated waste-water to sewers as well. (TRSA Clean Green.)
Cleaners & Laundry is committed to sustainable business practices and conservation of the resources we use everyday. We have taken
large steps to become a leaner, greener company and the results have show up both with our affect on the environment and our
bottom line. With our efforts, we have reduced water usage, air pollutants, and overall energy use and increased recycling efforts
and efficiency in our equipment. What this means is a great reduction in costs, and savings that we can pass on to our customers!
Band Box is a member of the Laundry ESP (Environmental Stewardship Program). This voluntary program has been praised by
the EPA for its progress in protecting the environment through waste and emission reduction. Since joining this program, we have...
Economic and Environmental Responsibility
- Reduced discharge pollutants by at least 40%
- Reduced energy usage by at least 11%
- Reduced water usage by at least 20%
- Implemented significant substitutions of environmentally
friendly wash chemicals
Cost Savings through Waste Reduction
The Band Box rental structure allows us to reuse all of our products, saving us and customers on costly inventory purchases. Our washing
methods increase the life of our products and we treat all wastewater in order to prevent pollution upon its exit for our facility.
Our professional rental programs not only increase the life of your items, but also keep massive amounts of products out of
the trash. Facilities no longer need to worry about disposing of items such as mops, napkins, or incontinent pads, and then having
to purchase more. Our inspection systems replace items when they have met their life cycle, and insure that you are receiving the
highest quality items with every delivery.
We also recycle cardboard, hangers, and paper at all of our facilities. We offer
e-Billing to our customers as well in order to reduce the amount of paper that must be recycled. We have also converted our routes
to wireless electronics to eliminate the hassle of paper which improves organization and communication, all while reducing
the waste that is generated from our operations.
Cost Savings through Energy Usage Reduction
Band Box utilizes a heat reclamation system that uses the heat of wastewater to preheat incoming freshwater for laundering. This system
of resonant heat extraction is very beneficial in raising our water temperatures simply by reusing previously created heat. Four high
efficiency 99.8% hot water heaters further the heating process to the proper temperature for the most effective wash.
steps we have taken to reduce both energy usage and waste have allowed us to greatly improve our operating efficiency. With new lighting
projects, continuous equipment upgrades, and new wash techniques being continually implemented, Band Box is always becoming
more efficient, allowing us to pass on our savings to our customers.