Green Business Practices

Go Green NRV Business Program

GoGreenVAGo Green NRV encourages businesses to participate in this NRV initiative regardless of how many or how few sustainable practices are currently implemented in your buildings and operations. The goal of Go Green NRV participating businesses is to progressively implement sustainable practices that are feasible for your business plan.

For a fee, companies can join the Go Green Business Program and receive recognition from Go Green NRV.  To learn more, visit

Waste Audit Program

mrswaThe Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority helps businesses become more efficient in waste disposal and recycling through their Waste Audits Program.

Why audit? There are sound reasons. Primarily, companies need to know exactly what their current situation is – in order to determine what steps to take to reduce costs and create revenue.

Step-by-Step Process

  • Step 1 - Set up an appointment. Our process specialists employ a site audit form. We use this to supplement any information we've already developed about your company.
  • Step 2 - Plant tour. We carefully review a company’s basic operational processes in order to understand material flows, equipment placement, labor efficiencies, etc. Our process specialists will review their recycling and solid-waste equipment, looking for insights that could lead to new ideas for handling of materials more effectively.
  • Step 3 - A series of process recommendations that are developed around the company's specific needs, situation and culture.

The Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Processing Facility and Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.  Set up your waste audit today!

Commuter Options

RideSolutionsConnecting your employees to transportation choices is just one way to green your business.  Becoming a RIDE Solutions Workplace Partner is a FREE and easy way to promote  commuting options - like carpooling, vanpools, transit, and cycling - to your employees.  Using computer mapping software, RIDE Share Solutions facilitates the formation of carpools based on commuters' origin and destination points, their schedule and lifestyle parameters. RIDE Share Solution also connects commuters to transit routes and offers free taxi rides home in the event of a personal emergency, providing peace of mind for those who worry about being stuck at work.

Contact Us

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!