Thursday, June 5, 2014

Durham Hosts “Get Your Grass Off Gas” June 21

Durham Hosts “Get Your Grass Off Gas” June 21
Opportunity to Purchase Deeply-Discounted Electric Yard Equipment
DURHAM, N.C. – With mowing season underway, area residents have an opportunity 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 4th Annual “Get Your Grass Off Gas” event will be held in the parking lot at the corner of East Main Street and Queen Street on Saturday, June 21, 2014 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 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 17 to 35 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 mower models and prices, and to pre-register to reserve specific mowers, visit 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 be recycled 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, 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 Specialist Megan Carroll at (919) 560-7993 or by email at
About the Durham City-County Sustainability Office
The mission of the Durham City/County Sustainability Office is to help protect and improve Durham’s environment through wise use of natural resources by providing guidance and resources to City and County employees, businesses, and residents. For more information visit, like at, and follow @GreenerDurham.

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