Commercial Electric Lawn & Garden Equipment


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 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: There are six participating manufacturers offering 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:
NEW! Lawn and Garden Flier (English) (PDF, 2.0MB) / (Spanish) (PDF, 1.9MB) / (Chinese) (PDF, 1.8MB)
Intro English/Spanish (PDF, 82KB)

Lawn and Garden Equipment Vendors:
Husqvarna (PDF, 53KB)
Makita (PDF, 52KB
Mean Green (PDF, 52KB)

Exchange Dealer Locations:
Los Angeles County Dealers (PDF, 455KB)
Orange County Dealers (PDF, 507KB)
Riverside County Dealers (PDF, 513KB)
San Bernardino County Dealers (PDF, 490KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
English (PDF, 63KB)   Spanish (PDF, 88KB)

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