With mowing season underway, area residents have one more chance to trade in their old gas-guzzling mowers and other yard equipment and take advantage of steep discounts on cleaner and greener electric versions.
The second event in the 3rd Annual “Get Your Grass Off Gas” will be held at Jordan High School, located at 6806 Garrett Rd., on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held rain or shine.
Hosted by the Durham City-County Sustainability Office, this final event provides residents with the opportunity to purchase discounted electric yard and garden equipment to help get polluting gasoline-powered equipment “off the grass” and into the recycling bin. Discounts will range from 20 to 45 percent depending on the model. Available equipment includes lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers, vacuums, and loppers. Residents who do not have older equipment to trade in can still purchase electric models at the events, but with a smaller discount.
For more information on models and prices and to pre-register to reserve specific electric equipment, visit the Greener Durham website. Pre-registration is not required; however, event organizers cannot guarantee a particular model will be available without pre-registration.
All gas-powered equipment brought in to recycle must be drained of fluids before being dropped off. Used motor oil can be dropped off at the City of Durham’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located at 2115 E. Club Blvd. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information about this event, contact Sustainability Manager Tobin Freid at (919) 560-7999 or by email. Residents may also learn more by liking the Greener Durham (Durham City-County Sustainability Office) Facebook page or by following Greener Durham on Twitter.
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