The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for the 10th year in a row is offering the Lawn Mower Exchange Program to residents within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This program allows residents to trade working gasoline lawn mowers for new, zero-emission battery-electric model at a substantial discount.
Since 2003, over 43,000 gas-power mowers have been purchased by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and sent to junkyards. This year a total of 4,000 electric mowers in six different models will be offered, prices begin at $100 and go up to $220.
Six available models:
Black & Decker CM 1836 (36-volt, 18-inch cutting width) $100 (retail price: $379)
Black & Decker CM 1936 (36-volt, 19-inch cutting width) $180 (retail price: $429)
Black & Decker SPCM 1936 (36-volt, 19-inch cutting width, self propelled) $250 (retail price: $479)
Black & Decker CM 1936 ZF2 (36-volt, 19-inch cutting width, extra battery, fast charger) $280 (retail price: $549)
GreenStation N-1(24-volt, 20-inch cutting width) $150 (retail price: $430)
GreenStation N-2 (24-volt, 20-inch cutting width, self-propelled) $220 (retail price: $470)
Six lawn mower exchange events are scheduled throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties beginning on May 19th to July 14th. All appointments will be scheduled between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Event Dates & Locations:
5/19/12 Riverside County Fair Grounds – Indio
6/09/12 Rose Bowl – Pasadena
6/16/12 Epicenter - Rancho Cucamonga
6/23/12 Veterans Stadium - Long Beach
6/30/12 Angel Stadium – Anaheim
7/14/12 Bourns Inc. – Riverside
Eligibility requires residents be at least 18 years old along with proof of residence within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties). There is a limit of one mower per residence and pre-registration is required. Interested parties can pre-register online at www.aqmd.gov or by phone at 1-888-425-6247.
This year’s program is sponsored by the AQMD, in cooperation with Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The program is funded through AQMD’s Air Quality Investment Program (AQIP), which is financed by Southland companies that pay a fee in lieu of offering rideshare incentives as required by AQMD’s Rule 2202. The lawn mower exchange program will reduce more emissions than would be achieved by an employer rideshare program.