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Mower exchange on April 5

By March 22, 2011

Mowers for the Yolo-Solano Mower Exchange program are on display at Yolo County’s Administration Building, 625 Court Street in Woodland. Those interested in turning in their gas mower to purchase a zero emission, rechargeable mower at a reduced rate are encouraged to stop by to see both models that are being offered.

Only residents of Solano and Yolo counties are eligible for this program, which begins with on-line registration on April 5. There are a limited number of mowers so it is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can choose between two sizes. The 14-inch-cut model is $149 with the exchange (regular retail price $399) and the 19-inch-cut model is $249 with the exchange (regular retail price $499). Shipping and tax are included.

The mower exchange consists of three steps:

* Go online – Beginning at 6 a.m. April 5, register online at www.neutonpower.com/YS to reserve a rechargeable mower and receive a voucher and instructions on how to turn in their gas powered mower. For those without internet access, call (800) 463-4958.

* Drop off – Qualified residents drop off a gas-powered mower at a participating recycler.

* Deliver – Qualified residents arrange payment with the manufacturer and a new mower is delivered to their home.

Participating drop-off sites for gas-mower recycling include Davis Waste Removal and Yolo County Landfill. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the California Air Resources Board are sponsoring this annual buy down program. For more details on the mower, visit www.neutonpower.com/ys. For details on the program, contact the YSAQMD at (530) 757-3650 or (800) 287-3650 or visit www.ysaqmd.org.

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