Vehicle Maintenance

Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency for Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

Vehicle maintenance facilities often produce wastes that are regulated by local, state, and federal rules. These wastes are expensive to manage and dispose of properly. Preventing waste from the service work you perform can add up to impressive savings for your bottom line and prevent significant amounts of pollution and waste.

These pages offer ideas and resources for preventing pollution and reducing emissions in your facility. They also provide information on the environmental and safety rules in Minnesota for repair and collision shops and related industries like farm implement dealers, marine, aviation, rail, truck, or fleet operations and salvage yards. Due to the differences in production processes and equipment, we recommend discussing your operations with our vehicle maintenance expert, Matt Domski.


  • Shops need to be aware of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) low-emitting facility general permit (LEF) option. The extended enforcement amnesty deadline of March 31, 2017 has passed. Review the MPCA webpage for details.