Commercial Electric Lawn & Garden Equipment


Notice: Program funding for the lawn and garden equipment exchange is now closed. We anticipate the program to resume in March 2023. Please visit us in early 2023 for updates on this program and funding availability. Funding for the battery buy-down rebate remains open and we are currently accepting applications.

Outreach Services RFP P2023-05Opportunity for qualified organizations to submit proposals to plan and execute a marketing/outreach campaign for the 2023 Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program.  For more details, please click here!
The deadline for RFP P2023-05 has been extended! All proposals for P2023-05 need to be received at the South Coast AQMD no later than
1:00p.m, Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
Postmarks will NOT be accepted as compliant with the deadline.

NEW! The Commercial Lawn & Garden Battery Buy-Down Rebate Program is currently accepting applications!  To apply for a rebate, please click here!

The Commercial Lawn & Garden Battery Buy-Down Rebate Program will provide a rebate amount of up to 75% off the cost of the replacement battery for electric lawn and garden equipment previously funded by the Commercial Lawn & Garden Equipment Incentive & Exchange Program.

To apply for battery rebate, eligible applications must have the following:

1. Electric lawn and garden equipment previously funded by the Commercial Lawn & Garden Equipment Incentive & Exchange Program;
2. Copy of the receipt for the battery purchase;
3. Photos of the battery serial number(s);
4. Photos of the serial number(s) of the previously funded electric lawn and garden equipment

*Restrictions apply - up to three (3) batteries are allowed per piece of electric lawn and garden equipment previously funded by the Commercial Lawn & Garden Equipment Incentive & Exchange Program. Only up to two (2) backpack leaf blower batteries are allowed. Please be sure to fill out the application thoroughly and click on the "submit" button. Submitted applications will be rejected for errors or missing information.

 Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within the South Coast AQMD four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

ELIGIBILITY: Commercial gardeners and landscapers, local government agencies, school districts and colleges, and non-profit organizations are eligible to participate. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

MANUFACTURERS: Participating manufacturers (listed below) offer multiple dealer locations throughout the South Coast AQMD four-county region. Simply visit one of these participating locations and bring the operable gasoline or diesel equipment to be exchanged.

PROCESS: The participating dealers will test the old lawn and garden equipment for operability, responsibly drain all fluids, before sending to license dismantler who will permanently destroy the old equipment.

NEW EQUIPMENT: There will be an opportunity to select from a wide variety of available makes and models of commercial-grade electric lawn and garden equipment, including handheld trimmers, chainsaws, pruners, backpack and handheld blowers and ride-on, stand-on, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers.  NO REFURBISHED OR RECONDITIONED ELECTRIC LAWN MOWERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM. Please verify that you are purchasing a new, never used lawn mower BEFORE you scrap your old gas mower.

INCENTIVE FUNDING: This exchange program reduces the purchase price of the commercial battery electric lawn and garden equipment. While the South Coast AQMD will prioritize funding in EJ or disadvantage communities, the program is available to all eligible participants who work or reside in the broader geographic area within the South Coast AQMD jurisdiction. Pursuant to state law, sales tax will be charged on the full retail value of each new piece of equipment.

Additional Information:
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.

Click here to return to main Electric Lawn and Garden Program webpage.

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