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Get Up To $250 Rebate For Replacing Old Lawn Mower

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — The Valley Air District’s Clean Green Yard Machines program is offering Valley residents a rebate of up to $250 off the purchase price of a new electric, zero-emission lawn mower.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) replacement program is encouraging residents to turn in their older, polluting, gas or diesel-powered lawn mower, and providing incentives for residents to purchase a new electric lawn mower.

Gas-powered mowers that are in use for one hour can produce emissions equivalent to those generated by 12 late-model cars during the same period of time, says SJVAPCD.

Interested residents should follow these steps:

  • Purchase one of the many eligible, electric lawn mower models
  • Take your older gas-powered lawn mower to an authorized dismantler
  • Submit the required application and paperwork to the District within 30 days from receipt of purchase to receive your rebate.

Program participants must be residents of the eight-county Valley air basin. Rebates are granted on a sliding scale up to $250, depending on the price of the new mower, not including taxes, fees, accessories or delivery charges. Additional requirements include:

  • Applicants must replace a functional, existing gas or diesel-powered lawn mower with a new, zero-emissions electric mower, by surrendering the old mower to an authorized program dismantler
  • Electric mowers must be new and not previously used or owned
  • Rebates are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Purchase Price     Eligible Rebate Amount

$200 or less               Up to $100*

$201 to $350                 $150

$351 or more                 $250

(*Applicant will be responsible for a minimum of 50 percent of the purchase price for mowers priced $200 or less.)

For complete program guidelines, the list of eligible mower manufacturers and authorized dismantlers, please visit www.valleyair.org/lawnmowers or call the District’s grants program at 559-230-5800.

Applications can be submitted by mail, or delivered to a District office:

  • Fresno — 1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue, 93726, 559-230-6000
  • Modesto — 4800 Enterprise Way, 95356, 209-557-6400
  • Bakersfield — 34936 Flyover Court, 93308, 661-392-5500

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