Get Your Plano Business Certified

Program Benefits


Businesses achieving certification will be certified for a two-year period and are expected to uphold the green practices on a daily basis.  

As a Certified Green Business you will receive:
  • A Green Business Certification decal to display prominently at your business;
  • Permission to display this logo on your company website and in your advertisements or stationery
  • A listing on the City’s Green Business Certification website under your business category;
  • Opportunity to be highlighted on our website;
  • Potential additional exposure to other marketing avenues, i.e., Plano Economic Development Board, Plano Chamber of Commerce, Plano Profile, SNAP-e News, the City of Plano’s residential newsletters, Live Green in Plano Volunteer Newsletter.

Eligibility and Cost


Small- to medium-sized Plano businesses with walk-in clientele which belong in the industry classification currently available for certification are eligible to apply.

Cost for Certification Valid for Two Years:
  • Less than 25 employees, your cost will be $200.
  • Twenty-five or more employees, your cost will be $350.
  • The Green Business Certification program is designed to be able to certify a business whether your facility is owned or leased.

The Process

  1. Email your request for an application. 
  2. When your application is received, a commercial recycling coordinator will email you the Green Business Certification checklist and schedule an on-site visit.
  3. After the initial on-site visit, you and your coordinator will form a  plan for follow-up and completion.
  4. GBC payment will be due after the checklist has been reviewed and verified.
  5. Green Business Certification is issued.
For more information, contact Commercial Recycling by email or 972-769-4393.