If you live in certain parts of Southern California, you may be eligible to trade in your old gas-burning, polluting mower for a eco-friendly electric mower. I love these programs and hope they spread across the entire country. Often times, people just need a little motivation to move them in a new direction.
From the South Coast Air Quality Management District website:
"The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is conducting a lawn mower exchange program for residents living within its 4-county jurisdiction, which includes all of Orange County, most of Los Angeles County (excluding the Antelope Valley), almost all of Riverside County, and the non-desert portion of San Bernardino County. This program allows residents to turn in their working gas-powered lawn mower and purchase a new cordless rechargeable electric mower at a discounted price. The 14” Neuton which has a retail value of $400 can be purchased for only $100. The 19” Neuton which has a retail value of $500 can be purchased for only $160. The 19” Black & Decker which has a retail value of $450 can also be purchased for only $160. These mowers operate for 45-60 minutes on a single charge of the battery, and they come with a rear-mounted bag as well as a mulching kit."
I recently blogged about the Neuton mower and am currently awaiting shipment on one that I purchased for my job. I am particularly curious to see if they can stand up to a commercial mowing environment. Review to follow.Learn more about mowing the lawn here