Laundry is our business.
Sustainability is woven
into our fabric.
Download ReportRead our 2022 Sustainabilty Report

Since 1947, we’ve been committed to understanding the needs of our customers and delivering best-in-class service.

At WASH, Sustainability isn’t an outcome; it’s an ongoing process of finding ways to do things better. It’s a practice that helps us find new and innovative ways to serve our customers, protect the environment and position our company for a strong future.
Experience matters.
Our average employee tenure is 9 years
Experience matters.
Our average employee tenure is 9 years
20% of our teammates have
been with us for 20 years or more.
20% of our teammates have
been with us for 20 years or more.
Our technicians are lead-safe certified by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Our technicians are lead-safe certified by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Our people are our
greatest asset.

At WASH, people are at the center of everything we do.  We’re committed to building a world-class team and creating a safe and healthy work environment in which our employees take pride.  We invest in our teammates through employee engagement, training and safety programs, and we offer paid time off for volunteer activities to help give back to our communities.

Reducing our environmental footprint.

We know that protecting the planet is the right thing to do, and we’re taking steps to understand, reduce and offset our environmental footprintWe’re working to conserve water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations. And as a proud Energy Star Partner, we work with top manufacturers to offer energy-efficient commercial laundry equipment.

100% of the energy we use in our facilities
is certified from renewable sources.
The water recycling program in our plant has
helped save over 2 million gallons so far.
Each time we replace a traditional commercial
washer with Energy Star-certified equipment,
we help save 3,500 gallons of water per year.
We’ve achieved a 50% average increase in fuel
efficiency by modernizing our vehicle fleet.

Sustainability can be more than a company value.

We recognize that sustainable business practices and financial performance go hand in hand.  By working to minimize waste and reduce risk in all parts of our business, we’re adding to the value of our company, now and over time.

To us, Sustainability means taking people, the environment, and economics into consideration when we make decisions.  

Help Make an Impact
7 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

  • 1. Wash in Cold Water

    When you switch from hot or warm water to cold water, you reduce the energy needed for heating the water. ENERGY STAR estimates that almost 90% of the energy used when washing clothes goes to heating water.

  • 2. Reduce and reuse packaging

    Use concentrated detergent formulas with reduced packaging and less volume. If you use detergent in a plastic bottle, recycle or reuse the bottle.

  • 3. Only wash full loads

    Sounds easy enough, but by simply reducing the number of loads you wash each week, you can significantly save water, energy and money. But, be careful not to overload the machine, which can make it harder to get clothes clean. Most front-load models wash best if the drum is 3/4 full with clothes.

  • 4. Separate towels

    Towels get cleaner if washed on their own. Washing towels separately from light-weight items also reduces dry time. Plus, it has the added benefit of not transferring towel lint to other items.

  • 5. Avoid chlorine bleach

    Use oxygen bleach instead of chlorine bleach. Oxygen bleach is essentially hydrogen peroxide and is better for the environment because it naturally degrades into oxygen and water. If every U.S. household replaced just one 64–ounce bottle of chlorine bleach with non-chlorine bleach, we could prevent 11.6 million pounds of chlorine from entering our environment.

  • 6. Whiten with lemon juice

    Got dingy whites? Try lemon juice. Soak whites in a basin filled with very hot water and a generous amount of lemon juice overnight. Remove from the basin and wash as usual the next day. Another option is to add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of lemon juice to the washer during the rinse cycle.

  • 7. Remove lint

    If you use the dryer, clean the lint trap before starting your dry cycle. Dryer lint buildup can restrict airflow and cause poor dryer performance. With a dirty lint trap, your clothes will take longer to dry—and use more energy.

    *Based on the energy savings calculator developed by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE provided for estimating purposes only. Actual energy savings may vary based on use and other factors.