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 lawn mower for one hour emits the same amount of volatile organic compounds as driving a new car 45 miles.
Elgin residents who buy either 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 must be made in 2023 at a retail establishment located within the Elgin area to be eligible for the rebate.
Rebates are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sixty rebates are available in 2023.
Limit one rebate per household per year.
Program Rules and Requirements
Program participants must:
Reside at the address listed on the application. The address on the application must be located within the city of Elgin corporate limits.
Upload two documents showing proof of Elgin residency (i.e., Illinois identification card, Illinois driver's license, rental agreement, or most recent phone bill, utility bill or paystub).
Equipment must be purchased new (not used or previously owned);
Equipment must be either electric, battery powered, or manually powered;
Equipment must have a minimum of 18 volts to be eligible (exception of manual equipment);
Equipment must be purchased during the year 2023; and,
Purchase receipt (must be 2023) from a retail store within Elgin city boundaries that sells small, gas powered engines. Examples of retail stores that may be eligible include hardware, home improvement, equipment and discount stores.