By Joy Landry
Air Quality Agency Residents of southwest Ohio are invited to replace their old gas-powered lawn mower with a new battery operated mower through the “Mow Greener” program.
Residents may register online to receive a $100 VISA gift card when they recycle their old mowers and provide proof of purchase of a battery-powered mower.
Program registration opens on Friday, April 1, at SouthwestOhioAir.org. Residents who do not have internet access may register by phone at (513) 946-7777. There is a limit of 140 available gift cards, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mow Greener is for residential household only in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. New battery-powered lawn mowers must be purchased after April 1, 2022, to be eligible. On the Mow Green webpage, program participants will find a list by county of scrap metal recyclers where they can take their old lawn mowers.
Why should a homeowner consider switching to a battery-operated lawn mower?
From an air quality perspective, battery-powered mowers run cleaner than gas-and oil-based engines. In addition, they are easier and cheaper to maintain as there is no gas, oil or spark plugs. Battery-powered mowers are lightweight, easy to start and their battery packs may be used in other lawn care equipment with the same brand and/or voltage requirements.