Published March 28, 2001


Did you know you could trade in your old gas lawn mower for a credit towards an electric-mulching mower? With this mower exchange, you can help reduce air pollution, prevent gas spills, recycle grass clippings and enjoy a beautiful yard the natural way. 

About Mulching Mowers
Clean air and yard waste prevention are the combined goals of an effort to promote grasscycling, the practice of mulching grass clippings, using clean running electric-mulching mowers.  Mulching mowers are optimum tools for grasscycling because they are designed to cut fine clippings.  With mulching mowers the clippings fall between the blades, quickly decompose and naturally release their nutrients back into the yard. 

Where to Trade in Your Gas Mower in Alamdea County
Alameda County residents can exchange their gas-powered mowers for greatly reduced savings on mulching mowers on Saturday, March 31st between 9 am-3 pm at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  Alameda County residents can enjoy a savings of $100 off of an electric mower or $75 off a push reel. There are a limited quantity of mowers available, and the discount is only available with a mower exchange.  Gas powered mowers must be drained of all oil and gas and an ID is required showing residence in Alameda County.  The Home Composter and the Biostack compost bins will also be available for purchase at the Alameda County event.   More information on the Alameda County event can be obtained by contacting Jeanne Nader at (510) 614-1699.

Where to Trade in Your Gas Mower in Contra Costa County
The electric-mulching mower one day rebate sale events will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 21 in El Cerrito at the El Cerrito Home Depot located at 11939 San Pablo Avenue, and at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 28 in Concord at the Concord Home Depot located at 2090 Meridian Park Blvd.  $100 rebates will be available to the first 125 residents with trade-in gas mowers in El Cerrito and the first 231 residents with trade-in mowers in Concord.  Trade-in gas-powered mowers, with all gas and oil drained, are required to qualify for a rebate, and rebates/mowers are available while supplies lasts.  For more information on the Contra Costa County program contact Bart Carr at (925) 299-1522.  

Contact Information
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Jeanne Nader
777 Davis Street, Suite 100, San Leandro, California  94577
(510) 614-1699  phone     (925) 614-1698  fax     www.stopwaste.org    WWW

Central Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority
Bart Carr
(925) 299-1522  phone     (925) 906-1805  fax     www.wastediversion.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW