Car Wash Fundraisers
Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) and the
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
(NJDEP) have teamed up to create a joint program
to help charities raise money and improve New Jersey's
water quality. Most fundraising car washes are held
in parking lots that are not designed to treat stormwater
runoff. Pollutants such as dirt, soap, and oil, generated
from those car washes, run off the parking lots into
storm drains, and eventually flow into our surface
waterways and waterbodies untreated. Almost all storm
drains found along streets and sidewalks are NOT
connected to the sanitary sewer systems which lead
to treatment plants.
Raise Money, Protect the
Participating car washes will help your nonprofit
organization or school, work with local, professional
car washes to raise money without harming the environment.
Participating car washes will offer their services
at discounted rates and personally work with groups
to meet their fundraising needs. Instead of holding
a parking lot car wash, your organization will sell
tickets at face value and receive 50 percent of all
How to start Fundraising:
- First, contact your participating
local car wash to discuss your fundraising
needs and confirm availability of offered services.
- If you have additional questions, contact CWONJ for
- Get NJDEP's car
wash poster and the CWONJ brochure to
advertise your event.
- Lastly, car washes that want to participate should
download this application.