Forecasting Our Future: Louisville program pays you to use ‘cleaner’ lawn care equipment

It’s springtime and that means for many, it’s yard work season, too. But for many who are environmentally conscious, this time of the year may have them questioning the tools they are using. That’s because gas-powered lawn equipment produces hazardous emissions.

According to Bradley Coomes of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, one hour of gas mowing is equivalent to running 11 new cars for an hour.

These emissions contribute significantly to ground-level air pollution and are especially harmful to sensitive groups, such as children and older people.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has a program called “Lawn Care for Cleaner Air” which can give you rebates for trading in your gas-guzzling lawn tools for electric ones.

Here is more information from the city of Louisville:

The Lawn Care for Cleaner Air rebate program is open only to residents of Metro Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. You must provide a copy of your proof of residency (i.e. your driver’s license) to the participating dealer when purchasing new equipment or to APCD when submitting your mail-in rebate request. Failure to do so will result in not receiving a rebate.

Two Ways to Get a Rebate
  1. Purchase your equipment, then use this Rebate Request Form to request a Bonus or Standard Rebate. If your rebate request meets all the requirements, you should receive your rebate within 60 days.
  2. Through a participating dealer. Participating dealers give the rebates upfront, as dollars off of the purchase price. This is the fastest way to get a lawn care rebate.