Mowing Down Pollution

To improve air quality and reduce air pollution produced by gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, created the Mowing Down Pollution program for residential and commercial equipment.

The program encourages the use of clean electric or battery powered lawn and garden equipment rather than gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment to aid in the reduction of air pollution year-round.

Commercial

This handheld lawn and garden equipment replacement program allows government agencies and businesses operating in Maricopa County to replace up to ten gasoline powered handheld lawn and garden devices per year to receive a $50 voucher for each working gasoline handheld device turned in at a participating drop-off location. Once turned in, devices are recycled. The voucher must be used towards the purchase of a new electric or battery powered handheld lawn and garden device at participating Home Depot locations.

Residential

This lawn and garden replacement program provides Maricopa County residents an opportunity to replace a gasoline powered lawn mower and/or a gasoline powered handheld lawn and garden device to receive a $150 voucher towards the cost of a new electric and a battery powered lawn mower and $50 voucher towards the cost handheld lawn and garden device at participating Home Depot stores after recycling gas-powered equipment at a participating drop-off location.

Why Should You Replace Your Old Lawn and Garden Equipment?

This program gives YOU the power to aid in pollution reduction efforts. Electric and battery powered lawn and garden equipment is quieter and cleaner and eliminates the hassle of obtaining and using gasoline.

Am I Eligible to Receive a Voucher?

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has defined several requirements to participate in the lawn and garden equipment replacement program. See if you qualify!

Check Eligibility

How the Program Works

Commercial

Complete the online application below:

Commercial Lawn/Garden Device Application

  • Print and take the Drop-off Verification Form and your working gasoline handheld lawn and garden devices to one of the four approved drop-off locations and have the form signed and stamped by drop-off location staff.
  • Submit your completed Drop-off Verification Form to MCAQD.
  • Receive a $50 voucher for each device turned in towards the purchase of a new electric or battery powered handheld lawn and garden device at participating Home Depot locations (in-store purchase required).

Residential

Complete and submit an initial online voucher application below:

Residential Lawn Mower Application  Residential Lawn/Garden Device Application

  • Print and take the Drop-off Verification Form(s) and your working gasoline lawn mower and/or other lawn and garden devices to one of the five approved drop-off locations and have the form(s) signed and stamped by drop-off location staff.
  • Submit your completed Drop-off Verification Form(s) to MCAQD.
  • Receive a $150 voucher for an electric or battery powered lawn mower and/or a $50 voucher for a lawn and garden handheld device and redeem at a participating Home Depot location (in-store purchase required).

Participating Home Depot Locations

Map Legend
Green = Commercial and Residential Locations
Orange = Residential Locations

Who is Eligible to Receive a Voucher?

Program Requirements & Eligibility

Commercial

  • Participants must be a government entity or business registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • Participants must currently own and operate all handheld lawn and garden devices in Maricopa County.
  • Participants must deliver and relinquish working gasoline powered handheld lawn and garden devices to a participating Maricopa County Equipment Service Center or Transfer Station location. Participants may submit multiple applications but for no more than ten devices per year.
  • Limit ten (10) voucher discounts per applicant each year from date of first application.
  • Vouchers must be used towards the purchase of zero-emission electric or battery powered handheld devices. Multiple discounts cannot be combined for the purchase of a single device. Only one discount per device is allowed.
  • The participant is responsible for any payment above the $50 voucher amount per device.
  • The new zero-emission electric or battery powered handheld lawn and garden devices must be purchased from select participating Home Depot locations in-store.

Residential

  • The participant must reside within Maricopa County.
  • The participant must reside at the address identified on the application.
  • The participant must currently own and operate a working gasoline lawn mower and/or other lawn and garden devices in Maricopa County.
  • Limit one (1) lawn mower voucher per address every three (3) years and must be used to exchange for a zero-emission electric or battery powered lawn mower.
  • Limit one (1) lawn and garden device voucher per address every three (3) years and must be used to exchange for a zero-emission electric or battery powered lawn and garden device (excluding a lawn mower).
  • The new zero-emission electric or battery powered lawn mower and lawn and garden device must be purchased from select participating Home Depot locations in-store.
  • Participant must deliver and relinquish a working gasoline powered lawn mower and/or other lawn and garden device to a Maricopa County Equipment Service Center or Transfer Station location.
  • The $150 voucher and $50 voucher cannot be combined for a single purchase.
  • The participant will be responsible for any payment more than the $150 and/or $50 voucher amount.

Purchasing Equipment Requirements

Commercial

New handheld lawn and garden equipment purchases must:
  • Be zero-emission electric, cordless or corded and can residential or commercial grade
  • If cordless, must include battery and charger
  • Mowers are not part of this program
  • If you are interested in electric or propane commercial mowers, please fill out or survey to be notified if/when mowers are included.

Residential

New lawn and garden equipment purchases must:
  • Be a push or self-propelled lawn mower and/or other lawn and garden devices specified for residential use
  • Be zero-emission electric, cordless or corded
  • If cordless, must include battery and charger
Lawn equipment that is NOT ELIGIBLE:
  • Manual reel mowers
  • Riding lawn mowers
  • Tractors used to pull mowing equipment
  • Tow behind mowers

Have Questions?

For more information about the Maricopa County Mow Down Pollution Program, please contact us via phone or email:

Download Commercial Program Flyer

Download Residential Program Flyer