South Coast Air Quality Management Division sponsors an annual Leaf Blower Exchange Program that helps clean the air through the exchange of backpack leaf blowers. Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating within the South Coast Air Basin can exchange old, noisy, high-polluting backpack leaf blowers for new low-emission/low-noise backpack leaf blowers available at a discounted price.
The 2016 Leaf Blower Exchange Program will offer three STIHL models—the BR500 will be $200 with the trade-in of a used backpack blower. There will also be 2 battery-electric models—the BGA85, will be $200 with trade-in and the BGA100 which retails at $1,400 will be $600 with trade-in. School districts, college and local governments also are encouraged to take advantage of this year’s program. For additional information on trade-in options, please click here (PDF, 447KB).
Registration to participate in the Leaf Blower Exchange Program for commercial gardeners/landscapers begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Pre-registration is required to participate. Call the SCAQMD toll free at 1-888-425-6247 Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to register.
City of LA residents may be interested in these two locations/dates:
- Tuesday, March 8 – Los Angeles Lawnmower, 2181 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
- Friday, April 1 – Marco’s Hardware, 17734 Saticoy St., Reseda