Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Shade Tree Garage
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Today’s vehicles are extremely sophisticated machines with computer-controlled electronics and components that are working to keep the engine operating efficiently. Our job is to keep your vehicle performing the way the factory designed it to perform. We can provide any repair or maintenance service you need on any foreign or domestic automobile you own.
Contact Person: 
John O'Connor
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
171 Washington Street
07960 Morristown , NJ
United States
40° 48' 3.456" N, 74° 29' 31.2828" W
Phone: 
(973) 540-9880
Email: 
john@shadetreegarage.com
Website: 
www.shadetreegarage.com
Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Improved efficiency of lighting: Replaced 48 4' fluorescent lights with 20 lights. Natural light is harvested through windows, screens were installed to control heat. Skylight was replaced to maintain natural lighting. Motion sensors are installed on interior lighting. Timers are installed on exterior lighting. Employees are trained on decreasing plug load by unplugging charged items and unused equipment.
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Minerals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium and silver are harvested from components.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree Garage meticulously recycles oil, oil filters and solvents. Approximately one 55 gallon drum of oil filters is recycled every 6 weeks.
Lbs Saved: 
1,906
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Participating in the state's first program, Shade Tree Garage accepts infant and child safety seats for recycling. Residents can drop their disassembled child safety seats at our shop between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. As an added incentive to recycling these car seats, we will offer a $20.00 discount on oil changes, when you bring your expired child safety seat to our location. Anyone who would like to take advantage of the oil change discount should call us at 973-540-9880 to schedule an appointment
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree Garage engages in material reuse for batteries, scrap metal, tires, alternators, starters, brake calipers, and steering racks. Materials are stored in closed containers as to prevent contamination, stagnant water and mosquitoes. Batteries are turned in at a return of $9-$16 per battery. Approximately 130 batteries are recycled per year.
Money Saved: 
1,625
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

Shade Tree Garage has made a commitment to environmentally sound practices by recycling oil and chemicals, metal rubber and glass.  Air quality is protected by emissions testing and preventative maintenance.  Energy consumption is reduced by using rebuilt components.  A copy of the statement will be uploaded.

NJ Green Automotive Repair Program
Description of Action: 
Participant in the NJ Green Automotive Repair Program. http://www.njgreenautorepair.org/consumer/greenfacilities.com