Cash for Lawn Clunkers FAQ

What is the purpose of the program?

The goal of the program is to improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gas- or diesel-powered landscaping equipment for new zero-emission, electric equipment.

Who is eligible for funding?

Residential owners and operators of gas- or diesel-powered landscaping equipment and commercial landscaping businesses in Washington state.

What do the rebates cover?

In order to receive reimbursement, equipment purchased must be an all-electric model of the equipment types listed below. Equipment must be new, and can be purchased from an approved retailer of electric landscape equipment. The Department of Ecology will publish a list of approved retailers on their website.

The rebate award is $100 for landscaping equipment with a purchase price up to $300, and $200 for equipment over $300, including any sales and use tax. Eligible equipment includes:

  • Mowers
  • Leaf blowers/vacuums
  • Edgers
  • Trimmers
  • Chainsaws
  • Pole saws
  • Batteries and chargers

How many rebate awards may I apply for?

Awards are limited to one per residential applicant and three per business applicant.

Do I have to dispose of an old piece of equipment to be eligible for a rebate?

Yes, to receive a rebate you must dispose of at least one old piece of equipment and purchase new all-electric equipment.

Can non-operational equipment be exchanged for new electric equipment?

No, the equipment being exchanged must be operational.

How many pieces of equipment can I use the rebate on?

Rebates may go towards the purchase of any or a combination of all-new electric equipment.

How does the application and rebate process work?

  1. Purchase eligible electric equipment and dispose of at least one old piece of gas- or diesel-powered equipment with an approved retailer.
  2. Fill out and submit an application to the Department of Ecology at the program’s website including receipts of purchased and disposed of equipment.
  3. The department will review your application, determine eligibility of you or your business, and if eligible and funds remain, issue you a rebate with a maximum funding amount based on the equipment you or your business purchased.