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Big rebates available when purchasing zero-emission electric lawn care equipment

MADERA COUNTY – Spring has arrived and Madera County residents are encouraged to help improve air quality and quality of life by replacing gas-powered yard care equipment with zero-emission, electric alternatives through the Valley Air District’s Clean Green Yard Machines: Residential Program (CGYM).

CGYM continues to grow, with funding widely available to help Valley residents go electric and save money when trading in their old gas mowers for a clean electric mower. In addition, the program now offers rebates for purchasing various residential electric yard care tools instead of their gas-powered counterparts, reducing air pollution in neighborhoods across the Valley and saving Valley residents money at a time with gasoline prices are at all-time highs.

Participants receive up to $250 when trading in a gas mower in favor of electric equipment, and up to $50 when making a direct purchase (no trade-in) of electric mowers and other electric yard care equipment such as; edger’s, trimmers, chainsaws, and pole saws.

In addition, residents in the AB 617 communities of South Central Fresno and Shafter are eligible for additional incentive dollars on upgrading lawn care equipment.

Gas-powered yard care equipment presents a significant source of localized air pollution in Valley neighborhoods. These small engines contain no emission controls and pollute substantially more than newer passenger vehicles. Statistic: One gas mower produces the equivalent in emissions of 12 late-model cars operating for the same time.

Interested Valley residents should visit www.valleyair.org/CGYM for program guidelines and an application before purchasing new equipment and verify their  address to see if they qualify for enhanced funding available to residents in AB 617 communities.

For questions, email: grants@valleyair.org, or speak to Air District staff, call 559-230-5800.

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