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Utah Opening Registration For Lawnmower Exchange Program On Monday

FILE (Utah Department of Environmental Quality)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Registration for the state’s 2021 lawnmower exchange program, which gives a rebate of up to $300 when residents recycle a gas mower and purchase an electric one, opens Monday at noon.

The rebates are available from the state’s CARROT Program, which was enacted by the Utah Legislature in 2014 to help the Utah Department of Environment Quality “in carrying out its mission to protect public health and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution from mobile sources.”

The first 2,500 residents — who meet program requirements — to register for the program can receive a rebate of up $300 if they recycle a gas-powered lawnmower and purchase an electric one or up to $150 for the purchase of any electric mower.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older to participate
  • Only one rebate will be issued per household
  • Value of rebate will not exceed value of electric mower
  • Taxes and fees not included in rebate
  • Receipts must not predate 2/25/21
  • All participants must live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. Qualifying counties in Utah:
    • Davis County
    • Salt Lake County
      – Salt Lake City residents can get complimentary curbside mower collection. Details during registration.
    • Tooele County
    • Utah County
    • Weber County

Over 2,000 lawnmowers and trimmers were exchanged through the program in 2019.

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