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:
- Leaf blowers/vacuums
- 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?
- Purchase eligible electric equipment and dispose of at least one old piece of gas- or diesel-powered equipment with an approved retailer.
- Fill out and submit an application to the Department of Ecology at the program’s website including receipts of purchased and disposed of equipment.
- 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.