Lawnmower Exchange


Read on to find out how to get a $100 Visa® gift card for making the switch to battery powered mowing.



Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • We will work with up to 500 total households.  (*Spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis.*)
    • If needed, we will establish a waitlist.
  • Participants MUST reside in our service area: Medina, Summit or Portage County. (For a list of other counties with similar programs click here.)
  • Households only...Lawn maintenance companies are not eligible to participate.
  • Limit one rebate per household.
  • Participants MUST register and be confirmed to be eligible for the rebate.
  • Previous participants and employees of ARAQMD and our partner agencies are not eligible to participate.

Why Switch Mower Types?

  • Battery powered mowers are cleaner running.
  • Battery powered mowers are light weight & easy to start.
  • No more gas, oil or spark plugs!
  • Battery pack can be used in other same voltage/brand lawn care equipment.
  • We'll give registered participants - who submit all necessary documentation - a $100 Visa® gift card.

How do I Participate? 

    • Phone registration information will be available soon.
  2. Wait until you receive our confirmation email before you do anything else!
  3. Once you have confirmation:
    • Buy your brand new, battery-powered lawnmower from the store of your choice.
    • Scrap your old gas-powered mower at the scrap facility of your choice. *Ask the scrap facility to mark on your receipt that you brought in a lawnmower.
  4. Submit a copy of your receipt for the new mower and your scrap receipt.
    1. Send a pic or screenshot of the receipts to
    2. Copy of receipts can also be mailed to: Akron Regional Air Quality, 1867 W Market Street attn: MowGREENER, Akron OH 44313
  5. Schedule a time to pick up your gift card. Click link for list of available dates. 
  6. Enjoy a cleaner, quieter mowing experience AND spending that $100 gift card!

When is This Happening?

  • Registration starts March 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Registration ends - unless already full - on May 31, 2023.

  • All receipts must be turned in by June 30, 2023
  • All gift cards must be picked up no later than July 14, 2023.
    • Gift cards will be available for pick up most frequently at 1867 W. Market St, Akron 44313  (see schedule).
    • Offsite card pick ups will be available on specific days. Schedule of available dates.
    • All gift card pick ups are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  No drop-ins. Extra gift cards will not be taken to offsite locations.
**NOTE: Participants who fulfill all the requirements will receive a $100 Visa® gift card - NOT a full purchase price reimbursement.**


Resources for Participants

Buying guide from Clevland Division of Air Quality

End of Battery Life Options