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Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement Incentives#

Mow Down Pollution Equipment Exchange Program#

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The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) Mow Down Pollution Program

Mow Down Pollution Program (2022)

YOU have the power to help clean up the air! Gas-powered lawn mowers emit greenhouse gases and contribute to ground-level ozone pollution. Electric mowers are quiet, start instantly, and don’t require gas, engine oil, fuel filters and other related maintenance. And, there are no fumes to breathe as you are mowing your lawn!

The Regional Air Quality Council's (RAQC) Mow Down Pollution (MDP) program generally accepts applications beginning in late April or May for $150 vouchers toward the purchase of a new electric lawnmower in partnership with local retailers. For 2022, the retail partner was Ace Hardware.

Visit for the latest program information. Any questions related to the program should be directed to

How Does It Work?

  1. Apply for a voucher at
  2. Within 21 days of receiving your Drop-Off Verification form, recycle your gas mower at an approved metal recycler.
  3. Submit your recycling receipt or Drop-Off Verification form to the Mow Down Pollution program, following directions provided in your Approved Applicant email. 
  4. Within 3-5 days, you will receive your $150 voucher to use in-person at the Service Desk at The Home Depot on JFK Parkway.

While this program is not managed by the City of Fort Collins, we are happy to help if you have questions. You may also visit the RAQC's Mow Down Pollution website for more information and contact them directly. 

Visit the Mow Down Pollution website for more information


For more information about the RAQC program, please contact the RAQC directly via their website. For other air quality related matters, contact Jason Komes | Senior Environmental Specialist | 970-416-4235 |

Visit the RAQC's Mow Down Pollution Program