Lawn and Garden Equipment Program

Opportunities for Butte County Residents:

Update as of May 14, 2024 – Our current round of funding for residential lawn and garden projects has been exhausted. If you’re interested in being notified of future opportunities, please contact us to be placed on a notification list.

1. Apply for one or more vouchers using the form above and submit to BCAQMD (at office or email to with a photo of equipment.
2. If approved, BCAQMD will issue you a voucher for each piece of equipment to be replaced.
3. Turn in your voucher to the Participating Merchant of your choice and they will reduce the purchase price of the new equipment by the voucher amount.
4. Before receiving the new equipment, the replaced equipment must be scrapped (Merchants to provide form for recyclers to sign).

Opportunities for Commercial, Public, and Non-Profit Organizations:

We have exceeded our initial allocation and are not accepting new applications except for projects in state-defined Disadvantaged Communities (map) which includes the Chapman / Park Ave area of Chico and Thermalio.If you’d like to be notified of when funding is available again for this program, please contact us.

**Carl Moyer Commercial Lawn and Garden Application**

The Butte County Air Quality Management District is launching a program to help local landscapers, businesses, public agencies, and non-profits replace their existing gas-powered lawn and garden equipment with cordless battery-powered equipment. Businesses and organizations can apply with the District to receive a voucher that will reduce the cost of new zero-emission equipment purchased from local Participating Merchants. The old combustion equipment will be handed over to be destroyed as part of this program. Vouchers can be used to purchase new cordless battery-powered chainsaws, trimmers, edgers, leaf blowers, and mowers. The voucher can also help cover the cost of extra batteries and charging cords.

Today, operating a commercial gas-powered lawn mower for one hour emits as much smog-forming pollution as driving a gas car about 300 miles. For a commercial leaf blower, one hour of operation emits smog-forming pollution comparable to driving a gas car about 1,100 miles – over 15 hours of driving. Zero-emission equipment is also quieter for both the operator and those nearby.

$263,000 in funding for this opportunity comes from the Carl Moyer Program, a statewide program that has advanced low-emission and zero-emission technologies for 25 years. An additional $200,000 in Community Air Protection Incentives will be available for businesses and organizations operating in state-defined Disadvantaged Communities (Chapman and portions of Thermalito). Community Air Protection Incentives are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.

Looking to purchase new zero-emission equipment without replacing older combustion equipment? Small businesses and sole-proprietors may be eligible for vouchers from the California CORE Program.

Participating Merchants:

Ace Hardware of Chico
231 West East Avenue  Chico, CA
Brands Carried: Stihl, Ego, DR Power, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Craftsman

Better Deal Exchange (Ace Hardware)
1845 Mitchell Avenue  Oroville, CA
Brands Carried: Stihl, Ego, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Craftsman

Golden Rule Small Engines
22835 Antelope Boulevard, Suite A  Red Bluff, CA
Brands Carried: Toro, Stihl, Husqvarna, Mean Green, DR Power

Industrial Power Products
355 East Park Avenue  Chico, CA
2013 Lincoln Boulevard  Oroville, CA
901 West Onstott Road  Yuba City, CA
Brands Carried: Stihl, Toro, Kress

Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf
489 Country Drive  Chico, CA
1549 Colusa Highway  Yuba City, CA
Brands Carried: John Deere, Stihl, Ego

Ace Hardware of Woodland
1350 East Main Street  Woodland, CA
Brands Carried: Stihl, Ego, Toro, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Craftsman

Bliss Power Lawn Equipment
1715 Folton Avenue  Sacramento, CA
Brands Carried: Stihl, Makita, Exmark, Kress, Husqvarna, Echo

Sierra Saw Power Equipment Center
170 Borland Avenue  Auburn, CA
Brands Carried: Echo, Husqvarna, DR Power, Ego, Mean Green

SiteOne Landscape Supply
6500 Elvas Avenue  Sacramento, CA
Brands Carried: Makita, Echo, Husqvarna, Milwaukee

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