Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment


The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has two programs that help clean the air through the replacement of gasoline-powered residential lawn mowers and commercial  lawn and garden equipment:

  • The public can receive a rebate of up to $250 with the purchase of a cordless, battery-electric lawn mower. An operable, gasoline powered lawn mower must be scrapped in order to be eligible for the rebate.
  • Coming soon: Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating in Environmental Justice areas within the SCAQMD’s region are eligible for the Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive & Exchange Program. This program is also open to local governments, school districts, colleges, and non-profits. Commercial lawn and garden equipment will be made available at a discounted price through pre-authorized dealerships. Equipment available through this program includes lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, and string and hedge trimmers. An equivalent operable gasoline or diesel powered piece of lawn or garden equipment must be scrapped when the new battery-electric equipment is purchased.


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The Electric Lawn Mower Program has been redesigned to be available year-round as a rebate to provide the public with the opportunity to purchase a cordless, battery-electric lawnmower from a variety of eligible manufacturers.  For additional information on the Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program, please click here.  Para información en español oprime aqui.

Consumers can purchase their new mower from a local retailer or online distributor. The Program will provide after-purchase rebates for $150, $200 or $250, depending on the retail cost of the new electric mower (excluding delivery and sales tax).  Residents of SCAQMD’s four-county jurisdiction would be eligible to participate in the Program.

Please Note: If you do not have access to a computer, printer or email we can mail you a copy of the Lawn Mower Rebate Application Form and Scrapper Verification Form.  You would complete these forms, include a copy of your sales receipt and mail these documents to: SCAQMD, Lawn Mower Rebate Program, 21865 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765. Please call 888-425-6247 (Tuesday-Friday) if you require assistance.


COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT INCENTIVE AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM. SCAQMD is offering this new incentive and exchange program, scheduled to launch January 29, 2019, which will accelerate the replacement of older gasoline powered commercial lawn and garden equipment with the latest zero emission, battery-electric commercial grade equipment. While SCAQMD will prioritize funding in environmental justice (EJ) or disadvantaged communities to the extent possible, the program is available to all eligible participants who work or reside within the SCAQMD's four-county jurisdiction.  Commercial gardeners and landscapers, local governments, school districts, colleges, and non-profits are eligible to participate. The Program will target the replacement of the most polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment, including handheld trimmers, chainsaws, pruners, backpack and handheld leaf blowers and ride-on, stand-on, and walk-behind lawn mowers.  In order to qualify for the incentive, an equivalent operable gasoline or diesel powered piece of lawn or garden equipment must be scrapped. Gasoline powered equipment will not be eligible for purchase in this new incentive and exchange program.

Fact Sheet- Lawn and Garden

Program Brochure with list of participating dealers and eligible zero-emission equipment will be posted on January 29, 2019.

To be added to a List Serve to receive information on this program please visit, enter your email address and select Commercial Lawn and Garden Exchange.  For more information you can call 888-425-6247 (Tuesday-Friday) or email

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