MOWING DOWN AIR POLLUTION: LAWN MOWER AND GAS-POWERED GARDENING TOOLS EXCHANGE THIS SATURDAY

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Exchange will feature dual-battery mowers, price reductions on rechargeable chainsaws, hedge clippers and string trimmers

East County News Service

May 12, 2017 (San Diego) - The County will host its 18th annual lawn mower exchange this Saturday, May 13th at Qualcomm Stadium.  Doors open at 6 a.m.; the event takes place from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. County Supervisor Ron Roberts, pollution control officers, recyclers, Electric Vehicle display sponsored by SDG&E and hundreds of San Diegans lined up with gasoline powered lawnmowers and gardening equipment to be exchanged for new rechargeable mode equipment.

Hundreds of San Diegans in line at 8 a.m. for start of the 18th annual Mowing Down Pollution, ready to exchange gasoline powered mowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws and string trimmers for new-in-the-box rechargeable models. The trade-in price remains $99.99, tax included, for a mower valued at about $400; but has been cut to $79.99 for the hand-held yard equipment.

For the fifth consecutive year, the exchange will take place at Qualcomm Stadium in the North West quadrant, where San Diegans pushing old mowers and carrying gasoline-powered garden equipment will line up very early in the morning. They can pass the time by visiting an SDG&E-sponsored display of electric vehicles that this year will feature Tesla, Fiat and Ford models, or get coffee/snacks from a food truck.

The equipment will include Black+Decker 40-Volt CM 2040 dual-battery mower, B&D 12 inch chainsaw (Model LCS1240), B&D 24 inch hedge trimmer (Model LHT2436) and B&D 13 inch string trimmer (Model LST136).