Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2009 Yolo-Solano Mower Exchange

Phone-in Registration begins April 7 at 8:30 a.m.
First-come, first-served with limited supply available.

This is a great opportunity to do something good for the environment and get a great discount in the process.

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the County of Solano and PG&E are sponsoring a mower exchange program for residents of Solano and Yolo counties that make it easy and convenient to recycle a polluting, gas-powered mower in exchange for more than $200 off a new, zero-emission, cordless and rechargeable mower. The event begins with phone registration on April 7. There are a limited number of mowers so it is on a first-call, first-served basis.

"Rechargeable mowers produce no on-site emissions, are lighter and quieter and easy to use," according to Mat Ehrhardt, executive director of the YSAQMD. "This year we will offer a choice of mowers. The 14" cut model is $189 and the 19" cut model is $289. Both are a great buy in this economy," added Ehrhardt.

In addition, the cordless and rechargeable mower INCLUDES three discharge options for your grass clippings: use the rear grass bag, the side discharge chute, or install the mulching plug to leave the nutrients on your lawn.

The exchange consists of three steps:
  1. DIAL - On April 7, call the toll free number (800) 465-7894 beginning at 8:30 a.m. to reserve a mower and receive a voucher. (Calls will be taken until sold out or 5:00 p.m., whichever comes first.)
  2. DROP OFF - Qualified residents drop off a gas-powered mower at a participating recycler.
  3. DELIVER - Qualified residents arrange payment with the manufacturer and a new mower is delivered to their home.
Participants do not to have to wait in long lines at a single-day event or travel outside their county to take advantage of this offer. Instead, after residents call-in for a confirmed mower reservation, they are given ample time to drop-off their gas mower at a participating local recycler in either county. Participating drop-off sites for gas-mower recycling are: Allied Waste/Pacific Rim Recycling, Davis Waste Removal, Dixon Sanitary Service, Hay Road Landfill, Potrero Hills Landfill, Vacaville Sanitary Service, Vallejo Garbage Service and Yolo County Central Landfill.

For more details on the mower, visit www.neutonpower.com/ys. For details on the program, contact the YSAQMD at (530) 757-3650 or (800) 287-3650 or visit www.ysaqmd.org.

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