PROGRAM GOALS: 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 South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) 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: There are six participating manufacturers offering multiple dealer locations throughout SCAQMD’s 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.

INCENTIVE FUNDING: This exchange program reduces the purchase price of the commercial battery electric lawn and garden equipment. While SCAQMD 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 SCAQMD's jurisdiction. Pursuant to state law, sales tax will be charged on the full retail value of each new piece of equipment.

Intro English/Spanish (PDF, 82KB)

Lawn and Garden Equipment Vendors
ECHO (PDF, 195 KB)
Husqvarna (PDF, 205KB)
Makita (PDF, 115KB)
Mean Green (PDF, 191KB)

Commercial Lawn and Garden Price Table (PDF, 616KB)

Exchange Dealer Locations
Los Angeles County Dealers (PDF, 359KB)
Orange County Dealers (PDF, 343KB)
Riverside County Dealers (PDF, 351KB)
San Bernardino County Dealers (PDF, 345KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
English (PDF, 108KB)   Spanish (PDF, 10KB)

Additional Program Information

Lawn and Garden Program Brochure (PDF, 1 MB )
Program Flyer - English/Spanish  (PDF, 221 KB ) 

South Coast Air Quality Management District

21865 Copley Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765



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