Mow Down Pollution:
        Reducing greenhouse gas and smog forming emissions by retiring old, inefficient lawn and garden equipment.

It's time we put an end to old, polluting gas-powered lawn and garden equipment. The impact to the environment and the health of our families is far too great. When cleaner alternatives exist, using old lawnmowers just isn't acceptable anymore!

Every spring we encourage Canadians to trade in their old gas-powered lawn and garden equipment at The Home Depot for a cleaner alternative. Participants receive a discount on the purchase of a more efficient mower, string trimmer, hedge trimmer or chainsaw and are assured that their old equipment is responsibly recycled.

Since 2001, more than 63,000 lawnmowers, trimmers and chainsaws have been permanently retired and responsibly recycled across Canada, preventing the release of more than 2,100 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions. That's equivalent to the CO2 emitted from burning 8.3 railcars' worth of coal!

Despite all this success, we want this program to end! Find out why »

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Why Participate?

Reduce Air Pollution → An inefficient two-stroke gas-powered lawnmower can emit as much pollution in one hour as driving a car more than 320 kilometers – almost the distance from Ottawa to Toronto

Improve Your Health → Asthma, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and many other health problems have been linked to smog and poor air quality

Use Less Gas → Lawn equipment in Canada uses up to 151 million litres of gas each year!

Save Money → Up to $100 in instant rebates, plus electric or push reel models will cost you less to operate!

Get New Lawn and Garden Equipment → Trade in your old one for recycling and get a new more efficient model!

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