Certified EPA number 63617-1

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. owners, Paul Sonnabend and David Sherman, are EPA Lead-Safe certified and train employees in lead-safe work practices under EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.

Best of Marin 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013

Best of Marin

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

BayList Winner

BayList Winner

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

Bay Are Green Business Certified

Bay Area Green Business

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

Sustainable 6 Award

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

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 Nomination

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.

  • Congratulations to Hurricane Hauling for receiving the 2012 John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award. By employing green business practices such as total recycling and use of alternatives to fossil fuels, you have shown how environmental awareness and responsibility can translate into a successful business model. Your efforts and commitment have been a gift to the community, and we are deeply grateful. –Mark Leno, CA Senator, 3rd District

  • Thank you for the excellent job done by a very efficient and conscientious crew. –Ed Bode

  • Just a few words to say thank you for all your hard and creative work. The project  turned out well considering all of the obstacles on the way. I look forward to planting and playing in the soil putting the final touches on your work.–Lynn, Jan and Rona

  • Here is the invoice for the parts needed to get the Bowflex I bought from you up and running. I very much appreciate your offer to reimburse me. That kind of honesty does you great credit in this crazy world–Greg Jesser

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on cutting down and clearing our yard. We will recommend you to all of our friends and business associates.–Robin and Dennis Heyn

  • Hurricane Hauling has been an asset to our company due to their quality workmanship and their timely manner of job completion. We would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services. Thank you–Dan Bachelder

  • Thank you for responding so quickly – we really appreciate the help.–Dinka Day