Gas-powered lawn equipment is highly polluting, emitting carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides (which cause smog and acid rain), and hydrocarbons (a carcinogenic gas that also causes smog). Because this equipment burns fossil fuels, it also adds CO2 to the atmosphere.
This equipment is also very noisy. A gas-powered leaf blower can emit 80-100 decibels of sound, equivalent to an airplane taking off.
Electric and manual equipment has no direct emissions and makes far less noise – better for people and better for nature!
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Residents are eligible for rebates on the following purchases:
Maximum lifetime household rebate: $250
Complete the rebate form online here or on paper at Davis Hall. Attach a copy of the receipt for the purchase of the electric or manual equipment.
Through June 30, 2024 there is $8,000 budgeted for the program. After July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025 there will likely be $20,000 allocated to the program, subject to budget approval by Mayor and Council.
The program will be run on a first-come first-serve basis.