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  • Pima County Lawn & Garden Equipment Replacement Program

    L&G CDP

    NOTE: In response to Governor Doug Ducey's March 30th Stay Home Executive Order, the Pima County Cut Down Pollution Program is temporarily closed. We will re-open the program once the order has been lifted.

    IF YOU NEED AN EXTENSION to use your drop-off forms or vouchers, please send a request to CutPollution@pima.gov with your name and LG20-XXX number or phone (520) 273-9898.

    Be safe and stay healthy!

    Cut Down Pollution Program Information

    You can receive up to $400 in vouchers towards the purchase of zero emission lawn and garden equipment when you turn in your working gasoline powered devices.

    Gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment contributes to air pollution. To help keep air healthy to breathe, PDEQ is partnering with the Arizona DEQ to encourage people to switch from gasoline powered equipment to electric, battery or manual equipment or tools.

    Why make the switch?

    • Save money on newer, more efficient devices.
    • Keep the peace and quiet while operating less obtrusive equipment.
    • Protect operator health and hearing without fumes or high decibel noise.
    • Eliminate the hassle of obtaining, storing and using gasoline.
    • Have healthier air to breathe with reduced emissions from gasoline equipment.
    • Reduce the risk of Pima County's air violating national health standards for ground-level ozone pollution.

    Get Started:

    ApplicationClick here  for the customer portal page, and then click on Create an Application under the Environmental Quality section to turn in your gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment.

    Click here  for guidance in navigating the on-line application.  

    You need to provide the following for the equipment you wish to turn in: 
         1. Brand/manufacturer; 
         2. Approximate year your equipment was manufactured; and
         3. The average number of hours your equipment is used each month.

    Questions? CutPollution@pima.gov or (520) 273-9898.
    Para obtener información sobre este programa en español, haga clic aquí.
    Para una cita para hablar con alguien en español, llame al (520) 724-7400.

    Pima County reserves the right to limit the number of Drop-Off Verification Forms and vouchers issued to accommodate funding availability and provide fair opportunity to community members.

    Program Requirements and Eligibility

    1. Participant must be a resident of (or provide landscaping services in) Pima County.
    2. Participant must reside (or work) at the address identified on the application.
    3. Participant must currently own and/or operate the lawn and garden device in Pima County.
    4. The gas-powered equipment to be replaced must be in working condition, and drained of fluids.
    5. Once turned in, the gasoline powered device cannot be returned, and will be recycled and/or disposed of properly.
    6. Be aware of the expiration date on the Drop-Off Verification Form and vouchers. Contact PDEQ if you wish to ask for an extension, however there is no guarantee an extension can be granted.
    7. Vouchers must be redeemed at designated stores and cannot be used to purchase gasoline powered equipment.
    8. Lawn mower vouchers must be used to purchase electric or battery lawn mowers.
    9. Lawn and garden device vouchers may be used to purchase electric or battery powered devices or manual lawn and garden tools.
    10. Vouchers may not be combined and any amount due above the voucher amount is the responsibility of the customer.Healthy Air

    Equipment that is NOT eligible:

    • Manual reel mowers.
    • Riding lawn mowers.
    • Tractors used to pull mowing equipment.
    • Tow-behind mowers.

     

    How it Works

    1. Complete and submit an on-line application to receive approval to drop-off your gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment at designated locations.
    2. Once your application is approved, you will receive, via email, a Drop-Off Verification Form for each piece of equipment approved to be turned in with a list of drop-off locations. To avoid confusion and unnecessary trips, drop-off locations are not announced prior to application approval.
    3. Bring each piece of equipment (drained of fluids) with its Drop-Off Verification Form by the expiration date to one of the designated locations indicated on the form. Facility staff cannot accept your equipment without a Drop-Off Verification Form.
    4. Once you relinquish your gasoline powered equipment, it cannot be returned to you.
    5. Facility staff will accept your equipment and sign, date and stamp your form. Then you must send a photo (jpeg) or scanned (pdf) version of the stamped form to CutPollution@pima.gov in order to receive your voucher.
    6. Once the jpeg or pdf form is received and processed by PDEQ staff, you will receive by email one voucher per piece of approved equipment you turned in at the drop-off location. 
    7. Bring your voucher to a participating Home Depot store in Pima County and use it towards the purchase of new electric, battery, or manual equipment or tools as indicated on the voucher.
    8. Note: There is an expiration date of three weeks from the date your voucher is issued. If your voucher is expired before you get to use it, you may contact CutPollution@pima.gov to be issued a new voucher, however, there is no guarantee funds will be available.

    Every time you use your new electric, battery or manual equipment instead of the gasoline powered equipment, you will be helping to keep our air healthy to breathe. Thank you!

    Residents Take Note:

    Complete and submit your Cut Down Pollution application via Pima County's Land Permitting Customer Portal. Go to DEQ at bottom right to find the Lawn & Garden link.

    1. Participant must deliver and relinquish working gasoline-powered lawn and garden devices, drained of fluids, to drop-off locations.
    2. To guarantee voucher use, redeem prior to expiration date (three weeks from issue date).
    3. Limit one (1) $150 voucher towards a zero emission electric or battery powered lawn mower per address per three years.
    4. Limit five (5) $50 vouchers towards a lawn or garden device (excluding lawn mower) that generates lower emissions per address per three years. NOTE: Only one unit per device type allowed. For example, one string trimmer and one chainsaw are acceptable, but two string trimmers are not allowed.
    5. Vouchers may only be used with in-store purchases at select participating Home Depot locations.
    6. The $150 voucher can only be used for the purchase of an electric or battery powered lawn mower.
    7. The $50 voucher may be used for the purchase of electric, battery or manual powered lawn and garden devices and tools including chain saw, hedge trimmer, edger, string trimmer, leaf blower/vacuum, tiller, leaf shredder/mulcher, rake, broom, grass or hedge shears, weeder, pruner/lopper, weed cutter or saws including pole saw, fixed blade saw, bow saw, or folding saw.
    8. Vouchers cannot be combined for a single purchase. Transactions must be completed separately.
    9. The participant will be responsible for any payment exceeding the voucher amount.
    10. Unused voucher value will be forfeited and returned to the funding source for future voucher disbursement.
    11. Multiple lawn and garden tools may be purchased with a $50 voucher, up to the $50 value.
    12. Vouchers may include the cost of sales tax.

    Commercial Businesses:

    If your lawn and garden devices are used for paid landscaping services for residential or business customers, contact CutPollution@pima.gov or (520) 273-9898 to get your application started.

    How it Works:

    1. Participant must deliver and relinquish working gasoline-powered lawn and garden devices, drained of fluids, to select drop-off locations.
    2. To guarantee voucher use, redeem prior to expiration date (three weeks from issue date).
    3. One (1) $200 voucher for each gasoline powered lawn mower relinquished to be used towards a zero emission electric or battery powered lawn mower.
    4. One (1) $50 voucher for each gasoline powered lawn and garden device relinquished to be used for the purchase of electric, battery or manual powered lawn and garden devices and tools (excluding lawn mower) including chain saw, hedge trimmer, edger, string trimmer, leaf blower/vacuum, tiller, leaf shredder/mulcher, rake, broom, grass or hedge shears, weeder, pruner/lopper, weed cutter or saws including pole saw, fixed blade saw, bow saw, or folding saw.
    5. Vouchers may only be used with in-store purchases at select participating Home Depot locations.
    6. Vouchers cannot be combined for a single purchase. Transactions must be completed separately.
    7. The participant will be responsible for any payment exceeding the voucher amount.
    8. Unused voucher value will be forfeited and returned to the funding source for future voucher disbursement.
    9. Multiple lawn and garden tools may be purchased with a $50 voucher, up to the $50 value.
    10. Vouchers may include the cost of sales tax.

    What lawn & garden equipment may I turn in at a drop-off location?

    Turn in GASOLINE POWERED:

    • Lawn mower
    • Chain saw
    • Leaf blower/vacuum
    • Hedge trimmer
    • String trimmer
    • Tiller
    • Edger

    What lawn & garden equipment may I purchase with a voucher?

    $150 resident or $200 commercial voucher:

    Electric or battery powered lawn mower only.

    $50 voucher:

    Electric, battery or manual lawn and garden devices and tools including:

    • Broom
    • Chain saw
    • Edger
    • Grass or hedge shears
    • Hedge trimmer
    • Hula-ho weeder
    • Leaf blower/vacuum
    • Leaf shredder/mulcher
    • Machete
    • Pole saw
    • Pruner/lopper
    • Rake
    • Saws: extendable pole saw, fixed blade saw, bow saw, folding saw
    • String trimmer
    • Tiller
    • Weed cutter

     

    To avoid confusion and unnecessary trips, PDEQ will identify the Drop-Off Locations on the Drop-Off Verification forms once your application to turn in gasoline powered equipment has been approved.

    NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, TWO DROP-OFF SITES (LOCATED CENTRALLY AND SOUTHEAST) ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Phone (520) 273-9898 or email CutPollution@pima.gov for site updates before you travel to drop off your equipment.

    For your reference, below is a map that shows the approximate locations of the sites for planning purposes only. Equipment cannot be dropped off at these locations until on-line approval has been given by PDEQ staff and you have received your Drop-Off Verification form(s).
     

    Site Map

    The Pima County Voluntary Lawn & Garden Equipment Emissions Reduction Program is provided by funding from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and services from the following partners:

    PDEQ 

    Home Depot

     

    TRWS

     
     

    Fleet Services

    City of Tucson

     


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