Lawn Equipment

 The 2016 Commercial Leaf Blower Exchange Program has concluded. 

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OVERVIEW

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has two annual programs that help clean the air through the exchange of lawn and garden equipment:

  • The public can turn in an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchase a new cordless electric lawnmower that produces zero emissions at reduced cost.
  • Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating within the South Coast Air Basin can exchange an old, noisy, high-polluting backpack leaf blowers for new backpack blowers that have significantly reduced emission and noise levels.

An older gas-powered lawn mower can spew more pollution into the air in a single year than a car driven more than 22,000 miles. All the gas mowers and leaf blowers that are turned in for this program are scrapped and the metal recycled. To date, SCAQMD has scrapped more than 55,000 highly polluting gasoline mowers, removing almost 114 tons of smog-forming pollutants from the Southland’s air. Similarly, the total number of old, polluting leaf blowers that have been scrapped exceeds 10,000.


LAWN MOWER


NEW!  Registration for the 2016 Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program will open in the summer and exchange events will be held in the fall.
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The Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program for 2016 is currently closed.  Registration will open in the summer for events to be held in the fall (one event in each of our four-counties). 

This annual program offers SCAQMD residents an opportunity to help clean the air by exchanging an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchasing a new electric lawnmower.

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LEAF BLOWER

COMMERCIAL LEAF BLOWER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 The 2016 Commercial Leaf Blower Exchange Program has concluded.  To be added to a mailing list to receive information on future programs, please add your email to the Leaf Blower List Serve by clicking here.

OVERVIEW

SCAQMD sponsors an annual Leaf Blower Exchange Program that helps clean the air through the exchange of backpack leaf blowers. Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating within the South Coast Air Basin can exchange old, noisy, high-polluting backpack leaf blowers for new low-emission/low-noise backpack leaf blowers available at a discounted price.

Since the Leaf Blower Exchange Program began in 2006, 12,000 old leaf blowers have been replaced, reducing 138,729 pounds of hydrocarbon and NOx emissions per year.  The Program has also reduced smog-forming pollutants by 88,282 pounds per year in the Southland.  All old leaf blowers that are retired through this program are scrapped and recycled.