Awards & Certifications

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. owner, Paul Sonnabend, is EPA Lead-Safe certified and trains employees in lead-safe work practices under EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.

Best of Marin

Winner in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015!
For six years, we have been voted The Best Hauling in Marin County by PacificSun readers. Read about our win!

BayList Winner

San Francisco Chronicle and readers voted us the BayList Winner as the best Services/Debris Removal company.

Bay Area Green Business

We are a certified, distinguished organization committed to protecting, preserving, and sustaining our environment. Read more below!

Sustainable 6 Award

CA Legislature members recognized our sustainable hauling and demolition practices as well as our use of biodiesel fueled trucks. Read the article below!

The John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award

Senator Mark Leno and The Marin Conservation League annually recognizes a county business which exemplifies environmental sensitivity in business. Read the full article!

Acterra Environmental Business Award

Hurricane was nominated for the 2013 award for our Small Business Environmental Project: Waste Reduction through Deconstruction. Read about our nomination!

Hurricane Hauling Honored with Sustainable 6 Award


San Rafael Firm Demonstrates Green Hauling Practices


San Rafael, CA – Assembly member Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his monthly Sustainable 6 Award to Hurricane Hauling of San Rafael for their outstanding business practices that demonstrate the highest standards of sustainable waste and debris recycling and removal.

“Hurricane Hauling is a true leader in incorporating green practices in their everyday operations,” said Huffman. “The methods of recycling and using alternative fuels illustrates why they are a model for sustainable business practices throughout the North Bay. ”

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition believes that a successful business is dependent on a healthy environment. They demonstrate environmental responsibility by committing to the following objectives:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Practice pollution prevention

The Sustainable 6 Award recognizes green businesses in the 6th Assembly District that incorporate sustainable practices in the way they operate. A certificate was awarded to Hurricane Hauling on Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

Bay Area Green Business

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. has also started using processed recycled vegetable oil as a fuel in all their diesel engines. Used oil is retrieved from restaurants throughout the Bay Area and processed with lye and methyl alcohol to reduce viscosity. This process produces glycerin as a byproduct, which again is reused. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pure biodiesel emits 67 percent fewer unburned hydrocarbons, 48 percent less carbon monoxide and 47 percent fewer particulates.