Press Release LEEP 2023

LEEP 2023


LEEP 2023 Press Release


Registration Open

for Imperial County APCD’s Lawn Equipment Exchange Program (LEEP)

Registration is now open for the 8th annual Lawn Equipment Exchange Program (LEEP), allowing Imperial Valley residents to exchange their dirty operable gas powered lawn mower for an electric mower, leaf blower, or string trimmer at a discounted price.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         March 12, 2023

The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District is proud to announce registration has begun for the annual LEEP event (Lawn Equipment Exchange Program). Imperial Valley residents (participants must provide proof of residency) are eligible to participate in cleaning up our air while saving money and upgrading their equipment. The goal of the program is to improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline-powered residential lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery-powered electric residential grade equipment for operation within the Imperial County. One equivalent operable gasoline-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be exchanged and scrapped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery-powered electric replacement equipment. Last year APCD’s LEEP event exchanged a total of 249 pieces of equipment, which averaged to an emission reductions of 293.43 lbs/yr of Hydrocarbons and 44.56 lbs/yr of Nitrogen Oxide. Residents have the opportunity to register and choose from one of the following EGO products:

·      56V 21” (LM2101) Push Lawn Mower with Charger and Battery Pack, $125

·      56V 21” (LM2102SP) Self-Propelled Lawn Mower with Charger and Battery Pack, $300

·      56V 530 CFM (LB5302) Blower with Charger and Battery Pack, $75

·      56V 15” (ST1502SA) String Trimmer with Charger and Battery Pack, $75

To take advantage of this offer, and because of limited quantities, residents must pre-register at or call 1(818) 400-2971 by 3PM on May 5, 2023. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.

The exchange event will take place May 6, 2023 at SA Recycling Center located at 460 E. Holton Rd. in El Centro from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

This year’s program is in cooperation with the Greenstation LLC and SA Recycling Center.

For more information, contact the ICAPCD at (442) 265-1800 or visit

The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District is the air pollution control agency for the Imperial County.

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