Shop Towels, Mats and Mops Rentals

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When to Use

Use to absorb hazardous fluids (e.g., automotive).



Environmental & Health Information

Manufacturing paper towels consumes more water than the laundering reusable towels. (Read more).

Info on this product category: Shop Towel Services

Criteria for Shop Towel Services

All carpet, mat and upholstery cleaners and laundry detergents should either be:

  • Listed at -OR-
  • Certified under Green Seal GS-37, Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use, -OR-
  • Certified under Green Seal GS-51, Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use, -OR-
  • Listed by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for Environment Program


Last updated

Last updated: 
December 23, 2014

Guide for City Staff

Recycling Instructions

If you can't use reusable shop towels, safely trash disposable ones by calling SF Department of Public Health at 415-292-3962.

Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices in the Towel, Treated Mop, Mat Services Contract.

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