Project Green: City paying residents to be greener while cutting grass

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 26 at 5:44 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Thanks to recent rains, the grass in our lawns is growing and growing so it’s a good time to tell you how to get some big cash back for buying a new mower.
 

As Meteorologist Ben Pine found out, the city of Louisville wants to give you money; you just have to ditch the gas.
 

If your old trusty push mower isn't so trusty anymore, it might be time to go a little greener when cutting your beautiful green grass.
 

If you are in the market for a new mower, weed eater or leaf blower, think about a plug in instead of a filler-up.  And think hard, since the city will pay you to make the change.
 

If you trade in your gas powered lawn equipment for lawn equipment that either runs on electricity or battery power, you can get up to $100 back for recycling your old mower and buying a new one that burns cleaner.
 

But, don't worry if you don't have a trade in because you can get up to $50 for just buying a cleaner mower.
 

It is not a bad deal and the city says it’s a good deal for our air and our breathing.  The cash back program is in place to help reduce emissions for better air quality and to help Louisville meet tougher national emission standards. 
 

If this all sounds good to you, you can trade in your old gas powered equipment year round at any of the three metro recycling centers. 
 

There is a catch to the cash-back program - you have to be a Jefferson County resident and you'll have to submit a little paperwork.
 

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