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Leaf Blower Exchange Program for Professional Gardeners/Landscapers


The Leaf Blower Exchange Program is currently closed.
There are no reservations available.

If you would like to receive e-mail notification when the 2014 exchange program registration begins, sign up by clicking here for the Leaf Blower Exchange list serve; enter your e-mail address twice, and then select the Leaf Blower Exchange from the list of options.


South Coast AQMD (SCAQMD) sponsors an annual 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.

All old leaf blowers that are retired through this program are scrapped and recycled.

SCAQMD has scrapped more than 10,000 old, polluting leaf blowers to date. The Leaf Blower Exchange Program reduces smog-forming pollutants by 88,282 pounds per year in the Southland.

This page updated: March 20, 2014