Residential Rebates

This page covers the basics on how to get a rebate on residential lower-emitting lawn equipment. Please be sure to read the instructions, rules, and conditions thoroughly. 

How to Get the Rebate
  • Purchase the equipment yourself. Fill out this Rebate Request Form and mail it to Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Rebate Program, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203. If your rebate request meets all the requirements, you should receive your rebate within 60 days; OR
  • Purchase the equipment through a participating dealer. The dealer will be remove the rebate from the purchase price. This is the faster way to get a lawn care rebate.
Trading In Gas Equipment

To receive a higher rebate you must trade-in your old equipment at one of the approved recycling facilities. You will receive a voucher and it is your responsibility to make sure it is correct before leaving the facility. The following recycling centers accept trade-in equipment. (Hours may change without notice. Please call before you head out.)

  1. Metro Recycling Center # 1, 595 Hubbards Lane. Accepting lawn equipment year-round. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (502) 574-3571.
  2. Metro Recycling Center # 2, 7219 Dixie Highway. Accepting lawn equipment March through September. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (502) 933-5682.
  3. Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Ave. Accepting lawn equipment March through September. Hours: Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (502) 574-2888.
Equipment & Rebates
  • Electric Push Mower
    • $50 standard
    • $100 with trade-in
  • Reel Mower
    • $25 standard
    • $50 with trade-in
  • Electric Leaf Blower
    • $15 standard
    • $30 with trade-in
  • String Trimmer
    • $15 standard
    • $30 with trade-in
  • Mower Battery 
    • $25 standard
    • $50 with trade-in
  • Trimmer/Blower Battery 
    • $10 standard
    • $15 with trade-in
Picture with trade-in values

Rules & Eligibility

The Lawn Care for Cleaner Air rebate program is open only to residents of Metro Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky. You must provide a copy of your proof of residency (i.e. your driver’s license) to the participating dealer when purchasing new equipment or to APCD when submitting your mail-in rebate request. Failure to do so will result in not receiving a rebate.

Other Conditions
  • No rebate can exceed the purchase price of equipment.
  • All eligible equipment must be purchased new or factory reconditioned.
  • Purchase of new equipment must be within the last 12 months.
  • Trade-in equipment must be similar to the new eligible electric, reel, or battery-powered equipment that will be purchased with a Bonus Rebate (e.g., a mower for a mower, a battery for a battery).
  • Both gas-powered and electric equipment are eligible for trade-in rebate. 
  • Only batteries used in the cordless electric equipment that is eligible for a rebate under this program will qualify for rebates. No rebate will be given for batteries used in gas-powered equipment.
  • Trade-in equipment must be taken to one of the three Louisville Metro recycling centers listed below. Some participating dealers accept replacement batteries for trade/recycling when a new battery is purchased. Only the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue is currently accepting all battery types. Please call ahead to other locations for up-to-date battery-recycling information.
  • Rebates only apply to the purchase of new eligible electric, reel, or battery-powered equipment. You will not receive a rebate for simply recycling old lawn equipment. Recycling old equipment will INCREASE the amount of your rebate on the purchase of new equipment.
  • Old equipment must be drained of gas and oil prior to trade-in. Drained oil may be taken to staffed recycling centers, including Metro Recycling Centers #1 and #2 listed below. Gasoline and gas/oil mixtures can be taken to the Haz Bin on Grade Lane.
  • Battery rebates apply only to individual battery purchases. Batteries that come with purchased mowers, string trimmers, or leaf blowers do not qualify for additional rebates.

If you have questions about the Lawn Care Rebate Program that are not answered here, e-mail through this form or call at (502) 574-6000.

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