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                    received many inquiries recently about garment
                    cleaners (traditionally known as  dry cleaners ) that
            offer "wet cleaning" services Wet cleaning is a professional,
            nontoxic method of cleaning clothes Unlike conventional dry
            cleaning, which uses chemical solvents to clean clothes, wet
            cleaning technologies ate water-based Consumer demand for
            nontoxic garment cleaning alternatives like wet cleaning is on
            the rise This increase is evidenced by the growing number of
           1 manufacturers of wet cleaning and other alternative technofo
            gies, and by the increasing number of facilities offering wet
            cleaning services
              This booklet lists over 120 establishments throughout the
            United States and  Canada that currently have wet cleaning
            capabilities If you are familiar with cleaners that are not listed
            in this directory who offer machine wet cleaning seryices
            besides laundry (see next page for definition) please con-
            tact ERA'S Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
            (PPIC) at 202 260-1023 In addition, if you are a consumer or
            shop owner who uses machine wet cleaning, please-write us
           to share any garment cleaning challenges you encounter or ^
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           5t cleaning is a professional gar-
           ment cleaning technique that uses
           detergents and water. Professional clean-
 ers in the 1930s and 1940s wet cleaned about one-
 fourth of all the garments that came through their
 shops. Back then, wet cleaning was used mostly on
 natural fiber garments, and dry cleaning solvents were
 used to clean the remainder. The introduction of special-
 ized, nonflammable solvents in the 1950s, however, allowed cleaners to
 dry clean virtually any type of fabric, including natural fibers. As a result,
 wet cleaning was no longer necessary.             :
   Driven by concerns about the toxicity of diy cleaning solvents, recent
 advances in both wet cleaning technology and garment care have revived
 wet cleaning as a safe alternative to dry cleaning. Trained cleaners are now
 able to wet clean many garments that have typically been diy cleaned,
 such as silks, woolens, linens, suedes, and leathers.
   Modern machine wet cleaning uses large, specialized machines to gently
 wash and dry clothes. These machines may be programmed for many vari-
 ables, such as mechanical action, water and diying temperature, moisture
 levels in the dryer, and water and detergent volume. This flexible technolo-
 gy provides cleaners with the controls to administer a customized wet
 wash suited to a fabric's specific needs.
   For example, wet cleaners can set the machines to as few as six revolu-
 tions per  minute to reduce the stress placed on delicate fabrics during the
 wash cycle. (In contrast, a typical home washing machine may rotate gar-
 ments several dozen times per minute.) To safely clean fabrics that can
 shrink when  washed in water and dried, cleaners can increase the amount
 of water spun out of wet garments after the final rinsing cycle, so that
 minimal diying is needed. They can also control the temperature and
 humidity levels during the drying process to prevent shrinkage.
   Trained wet cleaners also use other tools to ensure that garments are
safely cleaned. For clothes diat bleed, cleaners can apply an  agent diat pre-
vents dye  from washing out of garments. New; mild bleaching detergents
can be used to remove tough stains without diminishing color. Fabric soft-
eners and  finishes can be added during the wet cleaning cycle to restore
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What Is  Dry Cleaning?

        Despite its name, dry cleaning is not totally dry. It involves the use of
        liquid chemicals called solvents that remove most stains from a
^^  variety of fabrics. Because very little water is added, the term "dry
cleaning" is used to describe the process. Here is how the process typically
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*  Dry cleaners usually treat spots by hand before placing garments in
    large machines.
*  Liquid solvents (such as perchloroethylene or "perc"), detergents, and
    sometimes a small amount of water are added to the machines. The
    machines then tumble clothes in a manner similar to laundromat wash-
    ing machines  to remove dirt, oil, and stains.

*  Once clean, the clothes are either dried in the same machine or moved
    to a separate  dryer, then pressed arid shaped.

*  After several washings, the used solvent is distilled to separate the sol-
    vent from water so it can be recycled. Distillation also separates out any
    waste residues such as detergents, dye, dirt/oil, and grease so the sol-
    vent can be reused. Instead of distillation/some machines use filters to
    clean used solvent after washings.         '

 *  Because they contain traces of perc, filters arid residues left over from
    purifying used solvent must be managed and disposed of as hazardous
    waste. Most dry cleaners send these materials to special facilities for
    recycling or incineration.

   Because the dry cleaning process uses only a1 small amount of water,
 garments are not subjected to the same conditions as those clothes that are
 immersed and agitated in water. Although modern wet cleaning machines
 have eliminated most of the problems that can occur, certain fabrics can
 shrink, dyes can bleed, and fabric texture can be altered when washed in
 water.Dry cleaning, however, can also adversely affect some fabrics. In
 short, neither method is perfect. The main difference between the two tech-
 nologies is that while dry cleaning relies on toxic solvents such as perc to
 clean clothes, wet cleaning machines use water and specialized, nontoxic
 detergents that present less risk to human health and the environment

   Cleaners using state-of-the-art wet cleaning technologies are able to
 clean at least 30 percent and up to 100 percent of all garments that are
 typically dry cleaned. Studies underway will help to better determine the
 percentage of clothes that can feasibly be wet cleaned. As the technology
 matures, that number will continue to rise. Dry cleaning, however,
 remains the most widely-used method of large-scale garment cleaning.
   For years, professional cleaners have been using methods such as con-
ventional laundering and hand washing in addition to dry cleaning.
While these processes are both water-based and require cleaners to
know which fabrics need special treatment, they are not the same as wet
cleaning. Laundering uses standard washing and drying machines to
clean certain nondelicate garments that normally would NOT be dry
cleaned, such as cotton slacks and shirts. Hand washing is labor-
intensive and therefore limited to the most delicate garments such-as
silk and dyed fabrics. Machine wet cleaning, on the other hand, is an
environmentally-friendly, high-volume method of cleaning clothes that
would typically be dry cleaned.
                                / think if people would try having their
                                clothes wet cleaned, they'd love the results.
                                I'm just amazed at how good the sweaters
                                come out, so fluffy and soft. As cleaners,
                                we need to prepare our businesses for the
                                future, and wet cleaning is a good way to
                                do just that.  |                       ;

                                —• Mary Wells, 1  Hour Koretizing,
                                   Rocky Mount,  NC          ' .    .

How Is  EPA Involved With	

Wet Cleaning?

  Since 1992, EPA has been working with die dry cleaning industry to reduce
exposure to perc. Became of potential health and environmental concerns asso-
ciated with perc, EPA formed a partnership with the dry cleaning industry and
public interest groups to minimize perc exposures and evaluate alternative tech-
nologies through its Design for the Environment (DfE) Program.
  As part of this voluntary partnership, DfE initiated a Cleaner Technologies
Substitutes Assessment (CTSA) with die dry cleaning industry to examine
existing pollution control technologies, solvent substitutes, and alternative
cleaning processes. A CTSA is an in-depth study that evaluates the cost, perfor-
mance, and environmental and healdi risks of given technologies and weighs
their associated "tradeoffs." Wet deaning is one such alternative technology that
has shown significant promise in the areas of performance, profitability, the
environment, health, and customer satisfaction.
   To date, DfE and its partners have conducted a study to test and compare
wet cleaning and dry cleaning. The initial results indicate that wet cleaning is
cost-effective and in many instances performs as well as or better than dry
cleaning. Additional data on machine wet cleaning and other alternative
technologies are being gathered with the help of demonstration projects.

                                             Take an article of clothing that
                                             has been dry cleaned over
                                             l                         i
                                             and over again, wet clean,that
                                             same garment maybe two to
                                             three times, and afterwards,
                                             you'll see a difference. Wet
                                             cleaning restores color in the

                                            — Diane  Casey, Casey's
                                               Cleaners, Parma, OH
 *S*  Demonstration Sites—Two wet cleaning
     demonstration sites have been established
     to collect information on performance,
     cost, and customer satisfaction. The sites
     mirror typical neighborhood dry cleaning
     shops and offer dry cleaners the opportu-
     nity to observe wet cleaning techniques
     under long-term, "real-world" conditions.
     Demonstration sites .in Chicago, Illinois,
     and Los Angeles, California, are both
     operational. A final report on the demon-
     stration sites is available from die Center
     for Neighborhood Technology at
     312 278-4800.
   As part of its research, DfE has undertak-
en these additional initiatives to  evaluate and
promote alternative cleaning methods:
*>  Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization Manual for Dry Cleaners—
    DfE is developing a manual for dry cleaners offering technical informa-
    tion on waste minimization, better work practices, and pollution preven-
    tion opportunities. In addition  to this information, the manual contains
    financial analysis worksheets and case studies designed to help cleaners
    track the cost of process and equipment changes.
»>  Training Program—To encourage the design and operation of "greener"
    cleaning facilities, EPA is sponsoring die development of a curriculum and
    related workshops to train professional cleaners to reduce their use of sol-
    vents. The course focuses on alternative cleaning technologies, particularly
    garment wet cleaning, and includes sections on economics, worker health
    and safety, and liability issues.

When customers come into the store, they see signs indicating that we offer
wet cleaning, and they specify that they want this service. On the whole,
wet cleaning has produced cleaner, fresher looking clothes for my cus-
tomers. —Myeong-Ho Lowe, Utopia Cleaners, Arlington, MA

;iothes  Cleaning Establishments  That

Ian Offer Wet Cleaning  Services
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The following is a list of professional clothes cleaning establishments with the
lity to provide wet cleaning services. Companies are listed alphabetically by state
country While all of die shops listed have the capability to perform wet cleaning,
7 may not actually be providing this service to their customers at this time.
lis list is based on research conducted by EPA, the Center for Neighborhood Technology,
d Greenpeace, for a current listing of wet cleaners, consult the Greenpeace web page at.
tp://www.greenpeace. orgl- usa/campaigns/toxia/wetlist. html

                                   One-Hour Martinizing
                                   2042 East Northern Lights-
                                   Anchorage, AK 99508
                                   Don Adamson
                                   907 279-8041
Catkins Cleaners
484 Montgomery Highway
lirmingham, AL 35216
)anny Watkins
05 823-0874
vatkins Cleaners
715 28th Avenue, South
iirmingham, AL 35206
ohn Watkins
.05 879-7951
                                   Schickel's Cleaners
                                   2723 Foxcrofc, #201
                                   Little Rock, AR 72227
                                   Lou and Ted Schickel
                                   501 225-7807
                                   4 locations

  Cleaner By Nature
  2407 Wilshire Boulevard
  Santa Monica, CA 90403
  Debra Davis
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning

  Cleaner 2000
  18572B Prospect Road
  Saratoga, CA 95070
 Abe and Mona Afshari
 408 366-1700
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning

 Fazio Cleaners
 11702 San Vincente Boulevard
 Los Angeles, CA 90039
 Angel Chicas
 310 820-0469

 Flair Cleaners, Inc.
 11702 San Vincente Boulevard
 Los Angeles, CA 90049
 Steve Fazio
 310 820-0469

 Forever Treasured
 10049 Rubio Avenue
 Granada Hills, CA 91343
 Lynda Valenti
 818 360-9943
 100 Percent Wet Cleaning
 Wedding gowns only

 Mother Earth Cleaners
 4721 Geary Street
 San Francisco, CA 94118
John Wolphan
  Natural Cleaners, Inc.
  12749 Ventura Boulevard
  Studio City, CA 91604
  Edward Sidi
  818 985-9019
  2 locations

  The Natural Valet
  17451 Nichols Street, Suite J
  Huntingdon Beach, CA 92647
  Allison Grossman
  714 841-9229
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning

  Natures Cleaners
  172 West Foothills Boulevard
  Monrovia, CA91016
  Sam Akm
  818 357-8592
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning

 Porteranch Cleaners
  19450 Rinaldi Street.
 North Ridge, CA 91326
 Nick Tirabassi

 Union P'rench Cleaners
 1718 Union Street
 San  Francisco, CA 94123
 Young Kim
 415  923-1212

 Morrison Suede & LeatherWorks
 401 East 17th Avenue, Unit C
 Denver, CO 80203
Jim Orlin

Papa Joe's
728 South Main Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Sal D'ambrofia
100 Percent Wet Cleaning

radise Cleaners
anver, CO 80206
regory Geller
13 399-0507
1 locations citywide

57 Main Street
idgefield,  CT 06877
annette Bedini
)3 894-1616
)0 Percent Wet Cleaning

Jre Elegance
240 Post Road, East
Testport, CT 06880
03 221-7448

CME Cleaners
00 North Westmoreland
)rlando, FL 32805
m Parham
07 841-2301

)ryclean 2000
262 North Congress Avenue
toynton Beach, FL 33426
iobert Leduc

Grange Blossom Garment Care
835 SW  Sunset Drive, Unit 101
/Kami, FL 33173
Uith Wendenburg
•05 271-8233

Carriage Cleaners
126 Johnson Ferry Road
klanta, GA 30328
3ary Branch
[04 255-8688
Custom Cleaners
202 East Town Center
East Ellijay, GA 30539
Jerry Hensley

K.S.  Personal Touch
2014 Powers Ferry Road,
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
John Pak
770 690-0304

McAbee Cleaners
320  East First Avenue
Rome, GA 30161
Terry McAbee
706  291-0001

Pleasant Hill Cleaners
4300 Pleasant Hill Road, Unit F
Duluth, GA30136
Louis Huitz.

Professional Cleaners
6018 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta, GA 30328
David Galsuha

Three D s Cleaners and Laundry
 1865 Thompson Bridge Road
 Gainesville, GA 30501
 Danny Dunagan
 770 534-2172

 Town Cleaners
 5885 Cummings Highway,
 Suite 406
 Sugar Hill, GA 30518
, Tom and SonYe Pak
 770 614-8656

 Family Cleaners
 163 Main Street
 Gooding, ID 83330
 Carolyn Warner
 208 934-5892

 The Greener Cleaner
 5312 North Broadway
 Chicago, IL 60613
 Anne Hargrove
 100 Percent Wet Cleaning

 Lansing Cleaners, Inc.
 18210 Torrence Avenue
 Lansing, IL 60438
 Tom Ustanik
 708 474-2459

 Reeds Cleaners
 7659 South Ashland Avenue
 Chicago, IL 60620
 Eric Jones
 773 994-1289

 Regent Cleaners
 3000 North Broadway
 Chicago, IL 60613
 Fred and John Barry
 773 348-5510

 Smart Look Cleaners
 10301 South Roberts Road
 Palos Hills, IL 60465
 Brian Niven
 708 599-8059

 Colfax Cleaners
23 East Howard Street
Colfax, IA 50054
Monty Beals
 Huxley Cleaners
 109 South Main-Old Town
 Huxley, IA 50124
 Dennis Severson

 Natures Way Cleaners
 500 Blairs Ferry Road, NE.
 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
 Rick Braden
 319 395-6777

 Wagners Cleaners
 2525 18th Street
 Bettendorf, IA 52722
 Ken Vandersnick
 2 locations

 Lees Cleaners
 1110 West 31st Street
 Wichita, KS 67217
 Lee Gieseke
 316 522-2391

 Highland Cleaners
 2455 Bardstown Road
 Louisville, KY 40205
 Vivian Marcian
 502 454-4641

 #1 Cleaners
 5038 West Esplanade Avenue
 Metairie, LA 70006
 Claude W. Foreman, Jr.
 504 455-0096

New Concept Cleaners
401 Focis Street
Metairie, LA 70005
Frank Boazman

issell's Cleaners
•01 Tulane Avenue
:w Orleans, LA 70119
chard Bauer

ion's Cleaners
'24 Government Street
iron Rouge, LA 70806
brman Sutton
14 344-4968

imiral Cleaners
North Taylor Avenue
inapolis, MD 21401
:ott Kerridge
.0 295-0234

•estige...Exceptional Fabricate
t20 Georgia Avenue
Iver Spring, MD 20910
i Boorstein
)1 588-0333

orner Cleaners
501 Washington Street
ewton, MA 02165

illy Green Cleaners
56 Hyde Park Avenue
itty and Stan Kelly
17 522-5961

toonie's  Cleaners
33 Bowdoin Street
orchester, MA 02122
•e Lewis
17 282-1046

stick Cleaners
3 Watson Street
acick, MA 01760
ill Kourtis
)8 655-8200
Nature's Cleaners
5 Campbell Road
North Andover, MA 01942
David Mobil
508 975-9995
100 Percent Wet Cleaning
Panda Cleaners
155 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Sylvan Menezes
508 499-1735
4 locations
        :•• i
Utopia Cleaners
1370 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02174
Myeong-Ho Lowe
617 648-4783
100 Percent Wet Cleaning

Wayside Cleaners
90 Linden Street
Waltham, MA02154
Seth Campbell
617 894-77,32

Clothes Depot of Romulus
37500 West Huron River Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Milton Budzinski
313  941-7033

Curtis Equipment
450  Michigan, NE.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
John Curtis
3 locations

Executive Cleaners
 28829 Hoover Road
 Warren, MI 49331
 Gary Richards

  C,oVonia\ Cleaners
  3701 Lyndale Avenue, South
  Minneapolis, MN 55408
  Soo Chang

  Double Dimension
  313 North Minnesota, South
  New Ulm, MN 56073
  Ann Olsen
  507 359-7630
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning

  East Metro Clean & Press
  1183 Geneva Avenue, North
  Oakdale, MN 55128
  Dan Clausen
  612 738-6572

 Saint Croix Cleaners
 5850 Omaha Avenue, North
 Stillwater, MN 55082
 Dave Schaff
 612 439-9501

 Temple Cleaners
 628 llthSt.E
 Glencoe, MN 55336
 Brian Grochow
 320 864-4317

 Waconia Cleaners & Laundry
 209 West First Street
 Waconia, MN 55387
 Keane Raether

 Lee's Summit Cleaners
 316 South Douglas
 Lee Summit, MO 64063
 Merritt Gano
 816 524-3544
4 locations
  Fashion Cleaners
  3031 Leavenworth Street
  Omaha, NE68105
  Kermit Engh
  402 342-3491
  2 locations

  Globe/Fabricare Center
  4831 Normal Boulevard
  Lincoln, NE 68506
  Barbara Burr
  402 488-5374
  10 locations

  Linders French  Cleaners
  130 Morristown Road
  Bernardsville, NJ 07924
  David Lafer and .Allan Shapiro
 908 766-6404

 Royal Cleaning  Specialists
 65 West Somerset Street
 Raritan, NJ 08869
 Kevin Parella
 908 707-8383

 Baris Cleaners
 48 Saint Paul  Street
 Rochester, NY 14604
 Debbie Freeman
 716 325-2286

 Crown Cleaners
 627 Columbia Turnpike
 East Greenbush,  NY  12061
 Felix Durnbrowski

Ecomat Cleaners &C Laundromat
Ecofranchising, Inc.
 140 West 72nd Street
New York,  NY 10023
Laine Wilder
212 362-2300
100 Percent Wet  Cleaning

                              mbassy Cleaners
                              895 Palmer Avenue
                              armont, NY 10538
                              Tilliam Srern
                              14 834-2700

                              nviro Tech
                              005 Palmer Avenue
                              archmont, NY 10538
                              )avid Burachio

                              lollywood Cleaners
                              910 Flatlands Avenue
                              Jrooklyn, NY 11236
                              /turim Lee
                              J.8 251-3063

                              .eary's Cleaners
                              256 Monroe Avenue
                              lochester, NY 14618
                              5aniel Small
                              '16 586-4403

                              Manhattan Valet West
                              '.30 West 76th Street
                              4ew York, NY 10023
                              Vnthony Burachio

                              yteurice Garment Care
                              10 Park Avenue
                              yfanhasset, NY11030
                              7/ayne Edelman  p;i,x
                              S16 627-6060   *$
                              I locations

                              ?amper            .
                              505 Plainview Road
                              Plainview, NY 11803
                              be Penestri
                              516 681-5040
                              5 locations
 Sunny Hi-iec Cleaners
 800 Montauk Highway
 Shirley, NY 11967
 Suung Kim

 1 Hour Koretizing
 202 Falls Road
 Rocky Mount, NC 27801
 Maiy Wells

 A Cleaner World
 2321 Davis Drive
• Gary, NC27511
 Jamie Kelly, CED
 Quality Laundry & Cleaners
 238 Tarboro Street
 Rocky Mount, NC 27801
 Herb Hopkins
 100 Percent Wet Cleaning

 Wilmington Specialty Cleaners
 56 Darlington Road
 Wilmington, NC 28403
 Ralph Lockwood

 Bowser Cleaners
 8600 Glenwood Avenue
 Boardmen, OH44512
 Bill Bowser
 330 758-7456

 Casey's Cleaners
  5425 State Road
 Parma, OH 44135
 Dune Casey
 216351 3600
  100 Percent Wet Cleaning
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                                                                            iliU'U I 1;	.in;,; iiii ,":t.,!,•.'	il;;i	It	ill, ,'llli.'

 London Cleaners
 26163 Chardon Road
 Richmond Heights, OH 44143
 Bill Richie

 Widrnens Dry Cleaning Specialists
 20 16 Madison Road
 Cincinnati, OH 45208
 Steve Darico

 Northside Laundry & Cleaners
 402 South Main Street
 Stillwater, OK 74074
 Anne Hacker
 405 372-0644

 Campus Cleaners
 1465  Siskiyou Boulevard
 Ashland, OR  97520
 Ruth  Fleming and George Strode
 541 482-2281

 Central  Oregon Dry Cleaners
 415 SE. Third Street
 Bend, OR 97701
Alan Albertini
 541 389-2140

 Hubbard Cleaners
 3362 D Street
Hubbard, OR 97032
Marlys Peterson
503 982-0524
Oldham's Classic Cleaners
102 South Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128
Shauna Oldham
503 472-7724
100 Percent Wet Cleaning
 Prestige Cleaners
 2345 NW Stewart Parkway'
 Roseburg, OR 97470
 Sid Leiken
 541 440-1533

 Town & Country Cleaners
 7561-C Crator Lake Highway
 White City, OR 97503
 Dorene West
 541 826-5484

 2795 Anderson Avenue, Suite 32
 Klamath  Falls, OR 97603
 Ron Isakon
 541 883-3565

 Cleaner Services
 2035 North 63rd Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19151
 Gary Mosley
 215 477-2201

 EJ.B. Industries
 913 First: Avenue
 Conway,  PA 15027
John Budavich
 412 869-8204
 6 locations

Lionville  Cleaners
 140 Eagleview Boulevard
Lionville, PA 19353
Devidas Farmer
610 534-0661
M^tehael's  Cleaners
1 r2o South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Crescent Cleaners
685 Quince Street, #101
l.uss Jacobs
•01 753-7334

Zrossroad Cleaners
>673 Maynardville Highway
'red Scalf
i23 925-4000

Atomic Cleaners
1395 Franklin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
ilpck Barry
i09 835-5555

Texas Research Center for Laundry
ind Dry Cleaning
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425529
Denton, TX 76204
Charles Riggs
817 898-2670

The Cleaners
790 Hawthorne Drive
Norton, VA 24273
Don Green
540 679-1500

Imperial Gown Restoration Co£1;.
2814-C Merrilee Drive "'J-:'
Fairfax, VA 22031          ''%>
Steven Saidman           0"'
703 573-8989
                      &       '*•
McLean Drapery & Rug Cleaning Co.
1407 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
Dale Mullane
703 356-5321
Row Cleaners
1321 Memorial Boulevard
Mardnsville, VA24112
Alvin Oakes
540 632-5572

Leather Rich, Inc.
1250 Corporate Center
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Ron Kan tor
800 236-6996

Valet Cleaners
3825 Durand Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
Gary Becker
414 554-6966

Elite Cleaners and Tailors
1026 East Perching
Cheyenne;, WY 82001
Dot Anderson
307 638-8901

District Fur Storage
33 Patterson Street, NE.
Washington, DC 20002
Ali Ghobadi

  Princess Tower Hotel
  P.O. Box F-2623
  Freeport, Grand Bahama
  Eivina Mclntosh
  242 352-9661 ext. 4268

  Blondie Cleaners
  909 Riverside Drive, East
  Windsor, ON N9A 2T5
  Dick Rivard

  Buttons and Bows
  3850 Finch East
 Toronto, ON
 Jagdish Hattiangadi

 Careful Hand Laundry
 195 Davenport Road
 Toronto, ON M5R 1J1
 Brian Chelsky
 416 923-1200

 Fabtech Dry Cleaners
 Unit 690
 3147 Douglas Street
 Victoria, BC V8Z 6E3
 George Bradasch
 250 385-8244
 3 locations

 Finchdale Cleaners
 2578 Finch Avenue W.
 Weston, ON M9M 2G3 \
 Canada                 ;:
Yazdi Kharwanwala
 Green World Cleaners
 204 Carlton Street
 Toronto, ON M5A 2L1
 Cleveland Smith
 416 960-8485

 Heritage Cleaners
 21 Woo ten Way North
 Markham, ON L3P 2Y2
 Young Jin Kim
 905 294-9105

 Langley Parisian Cleaners
 679 Mohawk Road E.
 Hamilton, ON L8V 2K6
 Ken Adamson
 905 522-4651

 Miss Browns Cleaners
 67 Provo Street
 Lachine, PQH85 1L3
 Albert Rich

 Roop's Cleaners
 8 King Street
 Turo, NS B2N 3K6
 Randy Roop
 902 895-8044
2 locations

For  More  Information
The following publications on dry and wet cleaning can be obtained,
at no charge, from EPA's Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
(PPIC) at:
    U S. Environmental Protection Agency
    401 M Street, SW. (7409), Washington, DC 20460
    Tel: 202 260-1023
    Fax: 202 260-4659
    Many of these documents can also be found on EPA's home-
    page at: http://www.epa.gov/docs/dfe/dryclean.

*  Design for the Environment: Dry Cleaning Project (EPA744-F93-
    004). This fact sheet provides an up-to-date description of EPA s Dry
    Cleaning Partnership and research efforts.
*  Multiprocess Wet Cleaning: Cost and Performance Comparison of
    Conventional Dry Cleaning, and An Alternative Process (EPA744-R-
    93-004). A technical report summarizing research on performance
    and costs of multiprocess wet cleaning and dry cleaning.

*  Summary of a Report on Multiprocess Wei Cleaning (EPA744-S-94-
    001). This booklet explains the results of the initial research compar-
    ing multiprocess wet cleaning and dry cleaning.
*  Resource Guide for Dry Cleaners (EPA744-K-96-004). This booklet
    provides a variety of resources on topics affecting the dry cleaning
    industry,  including publications, Internet resources, trade associa-
    tions, and EPA Regional contacts.
*  Chemicals in the Environment: Perchloroethylene (EPA749-F-94-
    020). This brochure explains what perchloroethylene is, how it is
    used, and what happens once it enters the environment.

*  Profile of the Dry Cleaning Industry (EPA31! O-R-95-001). This docu-
    ment provides summary information on the dry cleaning industry and
    refers to other in-depth resources.
This booklet is part of a series of EPA publications on dry cleaning
issues and concerns, alternative clothes cleaning technologies, and
research initiatives. To receive additional information or to learn more
about EPA's efforts, contact EPA's Pollution Prevention Information
Clearinghouse at 202 260-1023.


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