Although mobile sources, such as cars and trucks, are one of the largest sources of air pollution, lawn mowers and other outdoor gas-powered equipment also contribute to air pollution. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans burn 800 million gallons of gas each year mowing their yards, which produces tons of air pollutants.
The good news is air regulatory groups such as the South Coast Management District (AQMD) are launching programs like their Lawn Mower Exchange Program to reduce air pollution.
The Lawn Mower Exchange Program allows residents to turn in their working gas-powered lawn mower and purchase a new cordless rechargeable electric mower at a discounted price. Residents living within AQMD’s 4-county jurisdiction, which includes Orange County, most of Los Angeles County (excluding the Antelope Valley) and Riverside County, and the non-desert portion of San Bernardino County, can participate in the program.
Learn more about AQMD’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program.