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CARROT Program
(Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology)
A Voluntary Emissions-Reduction Program

 

DAQ is running TWO programs this year!

  1. To help limit exposure to COVID-19, DAQ is opening an online mower discount program Monday, April 6th. Click here for more information .
  2. We’re sorry to announce the 2020 Yard Equipment Exchange has been postponed to July. Click here for more information .

Please continue to check back for updates. The DAQ reserves the right to make additional changes.

2020 Division of Air Quality's Lawn Mower Exchange

2020 Division of Air Quality’s Electric Lawn Mower Discount Program

Registration is Now Closed

$150 off an electric lawn mower of $299 or more

Sign up below for a code

1,200 discount codes available while supplies last

The Utah Division of Air Quality is partnering with Home Depot to expand the popular Lawn Mower Exchange Program and offer $150 off the cost of an electric lawn mower purchased online through homedepot.com.

Did you know running a gas-powered lawn mower for 1 hour emits as much pollution as driving a car more than 196 miles?1

The Electric Lawn Mower Discount Program has 1,200 discount codes for cordless, electric lawn mowers available to residents who live in summer ozone nonattainment areas (Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties). Discount codes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be able to use this $150 discount code online at homedepot.com on any of the battery-operated electric lawn mowers listed below.

Important Participation Information

Online Registration

Registration is now closed

  • Registration is open!
  • Please read eligibility requirements before registering
  • Scroll down to pick out your mower
  • Apply for coupon by clicking green button “Apply for Coupon”
  • Closes when 1,200 spots have been filled
  • Successful registrants will receive an email with a unique, one-time-use discount code within 24 hours

 Discount Code

  • $150 off the online purchase of an electric lawn mower of $299 or more
  • Must be applied to purchase of eligible electric lawnmower at homedepot.com
  • Can only be applied once
  • Non-transferable
  • Expires on June 15, 2020
  • Cannot be combined with other offers on homedepot.com

All participants must meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old or older to participate
  • Only one electric lawn mower per household may be purchased through this program
  • Must be applied to the purchase of an electric lawn mower of $299 or more
  • All participants must live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. Qualifying counties in Utah are as follows:
    • Davis County
    • Salt Lake County
    • Tooele County
    • Utah County
    • Weber County

Equipment (images courtesy of Home Depot)

Home Depot Mower 304971976

$749: EGO 21 in. 56-Volt Lith-ion Electric Cordless Poly Deck Dual-Port Self Propelled Walk Behind Mower 2X 5.0Ah Batteries.

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Home Depot Mower 301233175

$749: EGO 20 in. Brushless Steel Deck Walk Behind-Self Propelled, Cordless Mower Kit 7.5 Ah Battery/Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 308863114

$659: Toro 22 in. Recycler 60-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Walk Behind Personal Pace Mower – 7.5 Ah Battery/Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 311174493

$649: EGO 21 in. Select Cut 56-Volt Lith-ion Cordless Electric Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower, Battery and Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 308634192

$599: Ryobi 21 in. 40-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless SMART TREK Self-Propelled Walk Behind Mower with 6.0Ah Battery and Charger.

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Home Depot Mower 309730371

$599: Dewalt 20 in. 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Walk Behind Push Lawn Mower w/ (2) 9.0 Ah Batteries and Charger.

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Home Depot Mower 206515944

$549: EGO 21 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower Kit – 7.5 Ah Battery/Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 308268265

$449: Ryobi 20 in. 40-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Smart TREK Self-Propelled Walk Behind Mower w/6.0 Ah Battery and Charger.

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Home Depot Mower 300402757

$399: Ryobi 20 in. 40-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Self Propelled Lawn Mower with 5.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 206515766

$399: EGO 21 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Battery Walk Behind Push Mower 5.0 Ah Battery/Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 311084824

$399: Ryobi 20 in. 40-Volt 6.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Walk Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower with Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 303787449

$399: Dewalt 20 in. 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Walk Behind Push Lawn Mower w/ (2) 5.0 Ah Batteries and Charger.

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Home Depot Mower 311084745

$299: Ryobi 20 in. 40-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Walk Behind Push Lawn Mower 6.0 Ah Battery/Charger Included.

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Home Depot Mower 207150002

$299: Ryobi 16 in. ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Walk Behind Push Lawn Mower Two 4.0Ah Batteries/Charger Included.

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2020 Division of Air Quality's Lawn Mower Exchange

2020 Division of Air Quality’s Lawn Mower Exchange

Thanks to additional funding for the CARROT Program, the Utah Division of Air Quality will offer a lawn mower exchange this Summer in partnership with:

  • Davis County Health Department
  • Salt Lake County Health Department
  • Utah County Health Department
  • Weber-Morgan Health Department
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Metro Group Scrap Metal Recycling

Did you know running a gas-powered lawn mower for 1 hour emits as much pollution as driving a car more than 196 miles?1 This year’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program has 640 electric lawn mowers available to residents who live in summer ozone nonattainment areas (Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties). Participants will be able to exchange an operable, gas-powered lawn mower for a discounted electric lawn mower for $99 plus tax. Join our Exchange mailing list

Important Registration and Event Information

  • Online registration period opens here on July 1, 2020 at noon
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Only electric mowers available: Kobalt 40-volt cordless electric push mower
  • Online registration will close when all 640 spots are full
  • 15-minute appointment time assigned during registration
  • Additional event information will be emailed within 1 week of successful payment.
  • Exchange event will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, between 9:00-11:00a.m. at Department of Environmental Quality, 195 North 1950 West, SLC
  • Must be pre-registered and pre-paid to participate; there will be NO transactions at event
  • This is the ONLY date and time window available for exchanging; remaining equipment will be returned to Lowe’s and registration forfeited

All participants must meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old or older to participate
  • Must be pre-registered and pre-paid to participate
  • Only one electric lawn mower per household may be purchased through this event
  • All participants must exchange an operable gas-powered lawn mower for the electric equivalent
  • Only dry (oil and gas removed) lawn mowers will be accepted as waste at this event. No other waste will be allowed
  • Must be present at the event in order to receive the purchased electric lawn mower at the discounted price
  • All participants must live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. Qualifying counties in Utah are as follows:
    • Davis County
    • Salt Lake County
    •  Tooele County
    •  Utah County
    • Weber County

2019 Lawn Equipment Exchange: Survey Results

  • 1,259 mowers and 972 trimmers exchanged
  • Survey results based on 912 responses

2019 lawn mower equipment exchange survey results 1- Calculated by comparing a new, model-year 2019, passenger car on the road in Salt Lake County in 2019 to an average 4-stroke lawn mower.

CARROT Program

The CARROT Program was enacted in 2014 by the State Legislature for the DAQ to encourage fleet owners to reduce emissions from heavy-duty engines and non-road equipment. The Program assists the Division in carrying out its mission to protect public health and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution from mobile sources. The CARROT Program provides incentives through grants, rebates, exchanges, and low-cost purchase programs.

Past Spring 2019 Lawn Mower Exchange

Thanks to additional funding for the CARROT Program, the DAQ will offer a lawn mower exchange Spring 2019 in partnership with:

  • Davis County Health Department
  • Rocky Mountain Power
  • Salt Lake County Health Department
  • UCAIR
  • Utah County Health Department
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber-Morgan Health Department
  • Weber State University

Did you know running a gas powered lawn mower for 1 hour emits as much pollution as driving a car 196 miles?
This year’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program has 1,259 electric lawn mowers and 972 electric lawn trimmers available to residents who live in summer ozone nonattainment areas (Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah and Weber counties). The Exchange will take place in three separate locations along the Wasatch Front. Participants will be able to exchange a gas-powered lawn mower and/or trimmer for a discounted electric lawn mower ($99) or electric trimmer ($49) or one of each. Fee waivers are available for qualified low-income households. All participants must meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

Important Dates

  • Online random-selection sign-up period begins March 5, 2019
  • Online random-selection sign-up period closes March 15, 2019
  • Participant selection will be March 18-22, 2019
  • If selected, participants will be notified by email beginning March 25, 2019
  • Registration for selected participants to schedule pick-up time and pay fees March 25-29, 2019
  • Exchange event will be held in three locations on Saturday morning, April 27, 2019
    • Layton
    • Salt Lake City
    • Orem

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old or older to qualify
  • Only one electric lawn mower and/or electric trimmer per household may be purchased through this event
  • All participants must exchange an operable gas-powered lawn mower or gas-powered trimmer for the electric equivalent
  • Only dry (oil and gas removed) lawn mowers and/or trimmers will be accepted as waste at this event. No other waste will be allowed
  • Only one gas-powered lawn mower and/or gas-powered trimmer per household can be exchanged for a discounted electric lawn mower and/or electric trimmer
  • Must be present at the event in order to receive the purchased electric lawn mower or electric trimmer at the discounted price
  • Participants must present a current government-issued picture identification at the event
  • All participants must be selected to participate through the online random-selection process Utahns who live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, are eligible for the program. Qualifying counties in Utah are as follows:
    • Davis County
    • Salt Lake County
    • Tooele County
    • Utah County
    • Weber County

The registration period has ended. Thank you for your interest.

Equipment

Past Fall 2019 Uinta Basin Snow Blower Exchange

  • Tri-County Health Department
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Montgomery Recycling

Did you know running a gas-powered snow blower for 1 hour emits as much pollution as driving a car more than 287 miles?

This year’s snow blower exchange program has 150 electric snow blowers available to residents who live in the Uinta Basin non-attainment area for wintertime ozone (Uintah and Duchesne counties). Participants will be able to recycle a gas-powered snow blower and purchase an electric snow blower for $69 plus tax.

Important Notes

  • Registration opens October 1, 2019 at 12 p.m. (noon)
  • 150 snow blowers available on first-come, first-served basis
  • Registration will close when all spots are full
  • Exchange event held Saturday morning, October 26, 2019
  • Held at Tri-County Health Department, 133 South 500 East, Vernal

All participants must meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old or older to participate
  • Only one electric snow blower per household may be purchased through this event
  • All participants must exchange an operable gas-powered snow blower for the electric equivalent
  • Only dry (oil and gas removed) snow blowers will be accepted as waste at this event. No other waste will be allowed
  • Only one gas-powered snow blower per household can be exchanged for a discounted electric snow blower
  • Must be present at the event in order to receive the purchased snow blower at the discounted price
  • Participants must present a current government-issued picture identification at the event
  • Utahns who live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, are eligible for the program. Qualifying counties in Utah are as follows:
    • Uintah County
    • Duchesne County

Contact Information

Courtney Ehrlich (385) 232-5157
Air Quality Policy Section
Division of Air Quality