The City of Elgin has taken action at minimizing carbon emissions, sustaining the environment, and protecting natural resources, so that residents have a beautiful and safe community to live in, for generations to come.

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Zero-Emission Yard Equipment Rebate | Equipo de jardín de cero emisiones Reembolso

The city of Elgin is pleased to announce the launch of its new Zero-Emission Yard Equipment Rebate. This program seeks to reduce yard equipment that uses small, gas-powered engines that contribute to air pollution. Operating a new gasoline lawnmower for one hour emits the same amount of volatile organic compounds as driving a new car 45 miles.

Elgin residents who buy an electric lawnmower, leaf blower, trimmer, edger, snow blower or manual reel lawnmower can receive a $50 rebate check for their purchase. To support local businesses, the purchase receipt (2023) must be from a retail store within Elgin city boundaries to be eligible for the rebate. 

Rebates are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sixty (60) rebates are available in 2023.

Reembolsos de $50 disponibles para los residentes de Elgin que compren equipos elegibles: cortadora de césped eléctrica, soplador de hojas, recortadora, bordeadora o cortadora de césped manual Las compras elegibles deben realizarse en Elgin durante el 2023 60 reembolsos estarán disponibles en el 2023.

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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability for Elgin, Illinois is a movement that complements community values to foster a cooperative spirit and reward efficient use of all resources locally, regionally, and globally; accomplished by incorporating the social, economic, and environmental objectives of our citizens into our policy, development, and culture.


Elgin's sustainability movement is guided by these principles:

  • To create a self sustaining community
  • To ensure that future generations can enjoy at least the same natural resources that we did
  • To preserve, minimize, and restore
  • To accept that we are one species among many
  • To evaluate current practices and policies to lessen our environmental footprint
  • To foster spaces that are healthy, energy efficient, and encourage community inter-connectivity


Kristin Youngmeyer | Sustainability Analyst | | 847-931-5615

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