Need a lawnmower and want to do your share for cleaner air? The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is offering a $100 rebate when you trade in your high-polluting gas-powered lawn mower for a new clean electric (cordless or corded) mower. A $50 rebate (with trade) is also available for a new push/reel mower. If you don't have a lawnmower to trade, you can still take advantage of the rebate offer: receive $50 back when you purchase a new electric lawnmower and $25 for a new push/reel mower.
Louisville Metro residents who purchase a new electric or reel mower in the metro area can take their old mower to one of these Metro Recycling Center locations: 595 Hubbards Lane or 7219 Dixie Highway. Hour are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, beginning April 15.
Did you know that mowing for one hour with a gas-powered mower creates as much carbon monoxide and smog-forming chemicals as driving 200 miles in a late model compact car? Trade that mower in and try maintaining your green space without the extra noise, smells and pollution. Contact Phyllis Fitzgerald at 574-5322 or Phyllis.Fitzgerald@loukymetro.org for more details.