The use and production of fossil fuels definitely impacts our environment. Mobile sources that burn fossil fuels such as cars and trucks are the single biggest source of air pollution in South Carolina. But what about "off-road" sources of air pollution like your gas-powered lawn mower? Most people do not associate air pollution with lawn and garden maintenance. Yet emissions from lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and similar outdoor power equipment are a significant source of air pollution.
County/local governments, businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations can partner with DHEC to sponsor or host an event in their area. Find more information on hosting an event at Guidelines for a Successful Lawn Mower Exchange.
If you would like to host or sponsor a Lawn Mower Exchange or get involved with your local upcoming event, please contact Jack Porter in the Bureau of Air Quality by phone at (803) 898-3829, or by email.