Dedicated Wet Cleaning Incentive Grants
TURI has provided matching grants available to dry cleaners in Massachusetts interested in converting to dedicated wet cleaning facilities. To be a dedicated wet cleaning facility, the cleaner must be using only professional wet cleaning technology. In return those facilities become demonstration sites so that other cleaners across the Commonwealth can learn about the technology.
To learn more about the program, download the grant description and application in the right-hand box. Also contact Joy Onasch.
What is the Alternative?
TURI recently completed an alternatives assessment to perchloroethylene, comparing seven common alternatives to help dry cleaners find technically viable and environmentally preferred methods for cleaning clothes. We produced two documents - a four-page fact sheet summary and the detailed 56-page report.
The safer alternative for “dry-clean-only” clothes, professional wet cleaning, uses water and detergents in computer-controlled machines and then finished with tensioning and pressing equipment to achieve exceptional quality results.
See the video of Mark Isabelle, owner of Silver Hanger Cleaners -- also available in Korean. And, also see our guidance booklets.
For Consumers - Find a wet cleaner near you.
View the map that was created by Clean Water Fund that identifies what each dry cleaner uses - perc, wet cleaning or other chemicals.