Mow Down Pollution


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Improving Air Quality Along Colorado’s Front Range:
The Mow Down Pollution Program

The Problem

Gas-powered lawn mowers and other lawn equipment emit greenhouse gases and contribute to ground-level ozone pollution in the Denver Metro/North Front Range area. By switching to electric you can make a positive impact on our air quality and human health.

The Program

In an effort to reduce ground-level ozone and improve air quality, the RAQC’s Mow Down Pollution – exchange program provides vouchers to assist individuals and organizations who choose to recycle and replace their gas-powered lawn equipment with rechargeable or corded electric-powered equipment 

Program Status

As of September 2022, our 2022 general funding is depleted. Thank you for a successful year!

Announcing our Larimer County Fall 2022 program! Thanks to funding from Larimer County and Ace Hardware, we are launching a new Larimer County specific program in the fall of 2022 for electric chainsaws, line trimmers, leaf blowers, and other fall equipment. We are offering $100 vouchers towards qualifying equipment for residents who recycle any gas powered lawn and garden equipment (does not need to be the same as the item purchased). $50 vouchers will be available to residents who don’t have equipment to recycle.

Larimer County Residents can apply here

We will also be holding an in-person trade-in event on October 22nd from 9am – 1pm at Orchards Ace in Loveland. If attending the in-person event, you don’t need to apply for a voucher online ahead of time. Just show up!

Limit one voucher per household per year.

A limited number of vouchers for mowers are available for Weld County residents only through a dedicated revenue source. If you are a Weld County resident, please use the link below. Other signups won’t be accepted until the 2023 program begins.

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Mow Down Pollution

This project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, for violation of air quality laws and regulations.