Trade in your gasoline lawn equipment for electricity to get cash rebates
FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) – The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District goes to great lengths to have Central Valley residents switch from gasoline-powered landscaping equipment to electrical equipment with a residential rebate program.
“The majority of Valley residents genuinely take care of their own lawns, and therefore, by offering programs that help Valley residents find ways to reduce this air pollution and evolve into new technologies, we believe that this is a really important area of interest for us, ”said Samir Sheikh, Executive Director and Air Pollution Control Officer for the Valley Air District.
The program encourages residents to purchase electric or battery-powered landscaping equipment for a discount of $ 25 to $ 250. The discount is higher if gas-fired equipment is handed over for dismantling and recycling.
Hardware Fresno AG participate in the program. The deputy manager says power tools have come a long way and have many advantages over gasoline powered tools.
“Every time you start a mower it usually blows a puff of smoke and you’re out there coughing or whatever. He [electric] never smoke, it never lights up, you have no gas problems, no carburetors to spoil. Every now and then you just need to clean the grass out, ”said John Letlow of Fresno AG Hardware.
Jaime Holt of the Air District says emissions from a gasoline lawn mower are equal to 12 cars on the road.
“If you drive in an older vehicle, even a newer model, but you don’t pollute as much as some of those old gas mowers. This can be a significant pollution burden. “
The Clean Green Yard Machine program is still ongoing – and incentives are also available for commercial landscaping companies too much.