Swap gas lawnmowers for gift cards

Akron Regional Air Quality Management District, a service of Summit County Public Health, announced additional items eligible for rebates as part of the lawn mower exchange program MowGREENER.

The ARAQMD said fossil fuel-burning lawn maintenance equipment produces a significant amount of air pollution. According to the California Air Resources Board, using a gasoline lawnmower for one hour is equal to driving a car for 300 miles.

Battery-powered lawn equipment is zero emission when used, creating cleaner air for users and neighbors. MowGREENER participants who are accepted into the program and fulfill all requirements may receive a $100 Visa gift card as a rebate for swapping out their gasoline lawn mower for a new, battery- or electric-powered mower. Additionally, ARAQMD will provide $25 Visa gift cards for up to four battery or electric lawn care accessories purchased.

Families living in Medina, Summit or Portage counties are eligible for the rebate after switching to cleaner operating lawn care items and can then sign up for rebates on other lawn care accessories.

MowGREENER is for residents (not lawn care companies). Participation is limited and a waiting list may be established if necessary. See details on the exchange, deadlines, link to the online registration form and other information at scph.link/mowgreener. ∞