Sustainability Practices

Our Commitment to
Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility.

We are proud to be a driving force in promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability in the linen rental industry. As a leading Chicago-based linen rental provider, we recognize the importance of reducing disposable products and embracing reusable alternatives. Our commitment to sustainability begins with our core operations, where we play a crucial role as recyclers in our industry. Through our innovative approaches and best practices, we offer businesses a range of solutions to minimize disposables and solid wastes, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Our Sustainable Initiatives

Because Mickey’s washes and services textiles, we are, by nature, a recycler! We can provide businesses with a number of solutions that will help reduce their disposables as well as solid wastes. There are many ways in which Mickey’s helps the environment:


Hanger Recycling Program

We have implemented a hanger recycling program to give hangers new life, reducing unnecessary waste.


Water Recycling Systems

Our water recycling systems significantly reduce water consumption by up to 45%, allowing for responsible water reuse in our processes.


Re-Use of Textiles

When a product can no longer be rented, we explore alternative uses, extending its lifespan and minimizing waste.


Energy Efficiency

Our systems are designed to reduce energy usage, employing efficient heat transfer methods to minimize fossil fuel consumption.


Waste Recycling

We recycle linen, paper, and packaging materials whenever possible, ensuring responsible waste management.


Green Paper Products

Our restroom paper products offer portion control and are made from recycled materials, reducing over-use and waste.


Environmentally Approved Chemicals

All chemicals used in our processes are environmentally approved, ensuring safe and eco-friendly practices.


Optimized Route Deliveries

We utilize software to optimize our route deliveries, minimizing distances traveled and conserving fuel usage.


Efficient Lighting

High-efficiency lighting throughout our facilities helps to reduce energy consumption.


Customer Education

We educate and train our customers on reducing paper usage in their facilities to help reduce landfill waste.


Paperless Processing

By eliminating paper invoices and statements, we embrace a paperless approach to reduce unnecessary paper usage.


Silverware Return Program

Our silverware return program reduces landfill waste and helps to lower customer costs.

Industry-Leading Certifications: A Testimony to Our Commitment 

Our efforts have been recognized by industry-leading certifications. We proudly hold the TRSA Clean Green Certification, which acknowledges our responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. Additionally, we are accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), exemplifying our commitment to delivering high standards in processing healthcare textiles for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

At Mickey's, environmental responsibility is not just a commitment; it's a way of life. We are dedicated to continuously exploring innovative practices and technologies to further minimize our ecological footprint and lead the way toward a more sustainable future for our community and beyond.