Switching from gas-powered lawn equipment to electric alternatives offers several benefits. Here are some reasons why you might consider making the switch:

  • Environmental Impact: Electric lawn equipment produces zero emissions at the point of use. By eliminating the combustion of gasoline and the associated emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment.
  • Noise Pollution: Gas-powered lawn equipment tends to be noisy, which can be disruptive to both you and your neighbors. Electric equipment operates much more quietly, providing a more pleasant and peaceful environment for you and those around you.
  • Health and Safety: Gas-powered equipment emits toxic fumes, including carbon monoxide and various pollutants, which can be harmful when inhaled. Electric equipment produces no exhaust emissions, improving air quality and reducing health risks for both you and your community. Additionally, electric equipment eliminates the need for handling and storing flammable gasoline, reducing the risk of accidental spills and fires.
  • Ease of Use: Electric lawn equipment is generally easier to start and operate compared to gas-powered counterparts. You don’t have to deal with pull cords, priming, or mixing fuel. Electric equipment often requires minimal maintenance and is lighter in weight, making it easier to maneuver and handle.
  • Cost Savings: While electric equipment may have a higher upfront cost compared to gas-powered alternatives, you can potentially save money in the long run. Electric equipment requires less maintenance, as there are no spark plugs, oil changes, or fuel filters to replace. Additionally, electricity is often cheaper than gasoline, resulting in lower operating costs over time.
  • Increasing Availability and Options: The market for electric lawn equipment has been expanding, and there are now many options available, including electric lawnmowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and more. As technology advances, electric equipment continues to improve in terms of power, runtime, and efficiency.

By switching to electric lawn equipment, you can enjoy the convenience of maintaining your yard while reducing your environmental impact, improving your health, and promoting a quieter and safer neighborhood.

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MOWElectric Pledge

  • Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to electric lawn care equipment. Take the pledge!

  • Must Be an Oberlin Resident
    To be eligible for the MOWElectric Incentive Program, residents may use any scrap method that they prefer. Selling of the gas powered equipment is not permitted for this program, as it ultimately does not reduce emissions if the item is still in use.
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Lorain County Scrap Yard Options for Lawn Equipment:

SA Recycling
800 Infirmary Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Westpark Recycling Co.
401 Lowell Street
Elyria, OH  44035