LAWN MOWER BUY BACK
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 by 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 Power Mower in Alameda County
Alameda County residents can exchange their gas-powered mowers for greatly reduced savings on mulching mowers on Saturday, April 13th between 9 am-3 pm at Southland Mall. Alameda County residents can enjoy a savings of $100 off of an electric mower or $75 off a push reel mower. 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 the Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board at (510) 444-SOIL or visit www.stopwaste.org.
Where to Trade in Your Gas Power Mower in Surrounding Counties
The Air District will be sponsoring buyback programs in the surrounding counties. Interested residents should bring their mowers, drained of gas and oil, to a participating Home Depot store at the date and time listed below. You must turn in your old mower for recycling to get the $100 discount and an ID is required showing residence in the corresponding county. In return, you may choose either a Black & Decker corded MM575 model for a reduced price of $79 plus tax, or the cordless CMM1000 for a reduced price of $279 plus tax. All events are on a first come, first served basis, for as long as supplies last.
|Napa||April 13||8:30 am||Napa Home Depot, 225 Soscol Avenue|
|Sonoma||April 20||7:00 am||Rohnert Park Home Depot, 4825 Redwood Drive|
|Conta Costa||April 20||7:00 am||Pittsburg Home Depot, 2300 N. Park Blvd.|
|April 27||7:00 am||San Ramon Home Depot, 2750 Crow Canyon Road|
|Solano||April 27||8:00 am||Vacaville Home Depot, 510 Orange Drive|
|Santa Clara||May 11||8:00 am||Sunnyvale Home Depot, 690 Kifer Road|
This year's donors include the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. For more information on the trade-in located in these counties, contact Ralph Borrmann using the contact information below.
Disposal of Oil and Gas
Don’t pour your used oil and gas on the ground or down the storm drain. Store it in a container, and call your local solid waste management agency for disposal information. The following are numbers to contact based on your county of residence:
Alameda (510) 444-SOIL
Contra Costa (925) 906-1806
Napa (707) 251-0162
Santa Clara (408) 918-4640
Solano (707) 421-6765
Sonoma (707) 565-3375
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
777 Davis Street, Suite 100, San Leandro, California 94577
(510) 614-1699 phone (925) 614-1698 fax firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail www.stopwaste.org WWW
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 749-4791 phone (415) 928-8560 fax email@example.com e-mail www.baaqmd.gov WWW
Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500 phone (925) 734-6501 fax firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail www.hacienda.org WWW