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!