Turn in your gas mower for cordless electric; Save money and the planet

The Electric 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. Using a typical gas mower for one year can pollute as much as a car driven for 22,000 miles. 

 

 

Registration is now open for residents living within the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) 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. Thanks to Councilman Parks for letting us know.

There are five models to choose from, with your cost being $100, $160 or $230 depending on the model you choose. There will be eight exchange locations scheduled.

 

The 14” Neuton® (24v) which has a retail value of $400 can be purchased for only $100.  The 19” Neuton® (36v) which has a retail value of $495 can be purchased for only $160.  The 19” Black & Decker (24v) which has a retail value of $350 can be purchased for only $100. The 19" Black & Decker (36v) which has a retail value of $445 can be purchased for only $160. The Black&Decker 19" self-propelled mower which has a retail value of $699 can be purchased for only $230.

 

 Who Is Eligible for the Lawn Mower Exchange?

  • You must be a resident living within AQMD’s 4-county jurisdiction.
  • You must turn in a working gas mower.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must pre-register for one of the exchange events and have the reservation form showing your reservation number for that event.
  • At the exchange event, you must pay $100, $160 or $230 depending on the model you choose. (Cash, Check, or Major Credit Cards Accepted).
  •   One mower per residence.

How Do I Register?

You can register by clicking on the registration page  or call (Tuesday through Friday, 8 am to 5:00 pm) 1-(888) 425-6247.


There will be staff at the event to unload your old mower and load your new mower into your vehicle.  You will not have to get out of your car.  It is a drive-thru event and typically takes less than 15 minutes.

 

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All the gas mowers that are turned in for this program will be scrapped and the metal recycled.

 

Neuton 14” Cut, 24 volt cordless rechargeable electric mower:

  • Comes with removable rear mount bag.
  • Comes with a mulching kit.
  • Optional side discharge chute available.
  • Roughly equivalent power to a 3.5 hp gas mower.
  • Plugs into standard electrical outlet.
  • Motor: 500 Watts; 24 Volt/32 Amp
  • Operating time: 45 to 60 minutes of mowing on a single charge.
  • Recommended for lawns up to 1/4 acre on a single charge
  • Charge time: 12 hours to fully recharge battery.
  • Mower Weight:  50 pounds including battery.
  • Blade Width:  14 inches.
  • Cutting Height:  Adjustable from 1.2" to 3" with a single lever.
  • Warranty:  Mower-four years; battery-one year.
  • Noise Level:  Less than 80 decibels (about half the noise of the average gas mower.)
  • Additional mower information: call Neuton Information Line at
    (877) 560-8898, or go to Neuton web site at www.NeutonPower.com/AQMD.

Neuton 19” Cut, 36 volt cordless rechargeable electric mower:

  • Comes with removable rear mount bag.
  • Comes with a mulching kit.
  • Optional side discharge chute available.
  • Roughly equivalent power to a 3.5 hp gas mower.
  • Plugs into standard electrical outlet.
  • Motor: 750 Watts; 36 Volt/50 Amp
  • Operating time: 45 to 60 minutes of mowing on a single charge.
  • Recommended for lawns up to 1/3 acre on a single charge
  • Charge time: 12 hours to fully recharge battery.
  • Mower Weight:  69 pounds including battery.
  • Blade Width:  19 inches.
  • Cutting Height:  Adjustable from 1.2" to 3" with a single lever.
  • Warranty:  Mower-four years; battery-one year.
  • Noise Level:  Less than 80 decibels (about half the noise of the average gas mower.)
  • Additional mower information: call Neuton Information Line at
    (877) 560-8898, or go to Neuton web site at www.NeutonPower.com/AQMD.

Black & Decker 19” Cut, 24 volt cordless rechargeable electric mower:

  • Comes with rear mounted bag.
  • Comes with a mulching kit.
  • Plugs into standard electrical outlet.
  • Motor: 24 Volt, 17-amp hour
  • Operating time: Up to 60 minutes
  • Charge time: 10-12 hours to fully recharge battery.
  • Mower Weight:  72 pounds including battery.
  • Blade Width:  19 inches.
  • Cutting Height:  One touch adjustment from 1-1/2" to 3-1/2".
  • Warranty:  Four years against defective parts and workmanship for the mower and life time for the cutting deck. Battery- four years.
  • Noise Level:  Reduced noise
  • For additional information go to Black & Decker web site at
    http://www.blackanddecker.com/mowerevent/AQMD.

Black & Decker 19” Cut, 36 volt cordless rechargeable electric mower:

  • Comes with rear mounted bag.
  • Comes with a mulching kit.
  • Plugs into standard electrical outlet.
  • Motor: 36 Volt, 17-amp hour
  • Mowing time- Mows up to 60 minutes.
  • Charge time: 12 hours to fully recharge battery.
  • Mower Weight:  72 pounds including battery.
  • Blade Width:  19 inches.
  • Cutting Height:  One touch adjustment from 1-1/2" to 3-1/2".
  • Warranty:  Four years against defective parts and workmanship for the mower and life time for the cutting deck. Battery-four years.
  • Noise Level:  Reduced noise
  • For additional information go to Black & Decker web site at
    http://www.blackanddecker.com/mowerevent/AQMD.

Black & Decker 19” Cut, 36 volt self-propelled, cordless rechargeable electric mower:

  • Comes with rear mounted bag.
  • Comes with a mulching kit.
  • Self-propelled
  • Plugs into standard electrical outlet.
  • Motor: 36 Volt, 17-amp hour
  • Mowing time: Up to 60 minutes.
  • Charge time: 12 hours to fully recharge battery.
  • Mower Weight:  92 pounds including battery.
  • Blade Width:  19 inches.
  • Cutting Height:  One touch adjustment from 1-1/2" to 3-1/2".
  • Warranty:  Four years against defective parts and workmanship for the mower and life time for the cutting deck. Battery-four years.
  • Noise Level:  Reduced noise
  • For additional information go to Black & Decker web site at
    http://www.blackanddecker.com/mowerevent/AQMD.

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