The City of Fort Collins is once again sponsoring several programs that help residents reduce emissions of air pollutants through rebates and replacement of gas-powered lawn equipment.
Pollution emitted from gasoline usage contributes to the creation of ground-level ozone – the main component of smog. Ozone is created when these pollutants react with heat and sunlight. Federal air quality standards regulate ozone due to the negative impacts it can have on health and respiratory systems. People most at risk are children, asthmatics and the elderly.
Two programs are offered this spring:
2017 Mow Down Pollution Exchange on April 29
As part of the Regional Air Quality Council, the City is co-hosting a lawn mower exchange event for all Larimer County residents April 29 at The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Parking Lot G, in Loveland.
Residents can choose from two models of electric lawn mowers to purchase at a discounted price and receive an even deeper discount if they bring an old gas powered lawn mower to recycle. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, go to www.mowdownpollution.org.
2017 Lawn & Garden Rebate Program
Residents of Fort Collins can apply for up to $50 in rebates for ‘clean’ lawn and garden equipment that is purchased between May 1 and July 31. What’s eligible: Equipment from participating local retailers, clean lawn services, or recycling old polluting gas lawnmowers. Online purchases not eligible. Other restrictions apply. For more information go to http://www.fcgov.com/lawnmower.