Lancaster, CA. November 16, 2021 — The City of Lancaster has teamed up with the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and Lowes with a greener opportunity for our residents! This year, you can exchange your gas-powered lawn equipment and receive a credit up to $275 towards an electric model!

This is a rare opportunity to make a difference for our community and to receive a big payoff for your old equipment! Residents can take their old lawnmower, leaf blower, trimmer, hedger or chainsaw to Coast Auto Salvage, 46404 Division St. in Lancaster. Hours of equipment acceptance are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments for the exchange are required. Residents who wish to participate should call AVAQMD at 661-723-8070 to set up an appointment to drop off their current, gas-powered equipment.

“The impact of this program will be huge for our community,” said Vice Mayor Crist. “Remember, one lawnmower has the environmental impact of seven cars.” The City of Lancaster passed an ordinance four years ago which states that in five years the City’s commercial vendors are required to use electric equipment only. Programs like this one are helping our City keep that commitment for a greener future and cleaner air for our community.

This offer is available for a limited time through December 31 and provides special discounts on battery-powered lawn and garden equipment exclusively to Antelope Valley residents who trade in their gas-powered equipment. Learn more at https://avaqmd.ca.gov/winter-2021-lawn-garden-equipment-exchange.