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Californians are having to say “goodbye” to the days of filling up the lawnmower and priming it just enough times to get it up and running.
State lawmakers want to eliminate the use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment, including mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers and other devices by 2024, where equipment will eventually replaced all by battery-powered equipment.
The bill, known as Assembly Bill 1346 (or California AB 1346, for short) was passed in an effort to reduce the environmental impact that comes from the lawn equipment, including emissions that affect air quality and overall human health.
While this move can certainly be pain for residents and customers across the state, it is definitely of concern to California lawn care companies, which will need to begin rolling out new battery-operated equipment, as soon as they possibly can.
Preparing for the Lawnmower Law in California.
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Gas to Batteries, Why It Matters.
California’s new bill was passed in an attempt to decrease gas emissions and in turn, improve overall quality of life. The law will apply to all devices under 25 horsepower.
The state has had similar ordinances in the past, such as in 1991 in Los Altos, Menlo Park in 1998 and Palo Alto in 2005.
Previous ordinances, however, centered on reducing noise complaints and were not strictly enforced. This ordinance promises more regulations, with a sole focus on gas emissions from lawn mowers, leaf blower pollution and other health impacts.
Both supporters and opposers of this bill have voiced opinions, both on how this bill can still work without hurting businesses as well as why opposers think its a bad idea.
Advocates of the law want to address the introduction of new equipment by bringing in $30 million to the budget to help small businesses make the switch.
Opponents think the legislation puts a ton of pressure on landscapers to meet difficult regulations and think the switch won’t do much to help climate change, and a lot to affect the cost of mowers and blowers.
🔊Sound familiar? California recently passed a similar bill that requires mattress companies to provide California consumers with the option to have their old mattress picked up for eco-friendly disposal at no cost to them or to provide an opportunity for free drop-off of a used mattress.
Yet, changing equipments isn’t exactly easy for most lawn care companies. A standard set to tend to a lawn requires a mower, blower and trimmer, which can cost up to roughly $1,000.
Looking statewide, with the many different lawn care companies, that number can reach upwards of $50 million.
In order to make sure your business still runs smoothly without emptying your wallet, you’ll need a bit of guidance and help along the way!
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Fine, No Gas Mowers. So What’s Next?
While the state government is technically giving people until 2024 (or when the California Air Resources Board deems it feasible), you’ll want to prepare accordingly in order to make sure your company is on the right track,.
Even if your company is currently in a position to replace all the gas-powered equipment with battery-powered tools, chances are you’ll be left with a lot of leftover equipment, that you can’t — by law — even use.
❓ What is and isn’t allowed? According to AB 1346, the ban is for “small off-road engines,” and does NOT regulate the use of existing engines, but rather purchasing new ones, part of the phase-out strategy. Residents can’t purchase equipment with engines over 25 horsepower.
Gas or Battery, LoadUp is Here to Help.
Tired of trying to figure out how in the world you’re going to get rid of a bulk package of gas-powered mowers and blowers? Whether it’s your own equipment or customers turning in their own, it can be a hassle. You could try to haul it off yourself, or make the process easier.
Rather than have the new law hurt your business, why not let it help? LoadUp specializes in junk removal of all kinds, including furniture, televisions, grills, hot tubs and most importantly, lawn equipment like gas powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers.
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How can LoadUp help?
LoadUp is unique to many junk removal companies due to its professional network of Loaders and on-demand service. Where we also excel is our integration technology, otherwise known as API e-commerce integration, which helps us keep close track of orders and determine what goes in and out, and ultimately keep our customers happy.
At LoadUp, we’ve already explored how a business can offer mattress removal to help reduce return rates and in the long run, increase revenue. While companies can offer free returns of old lawn equipment, why not help yourself? By partnering with LoadUp’s services, you’ll have more time to efficiently turn a profit on all kinds of lawn care equipment return.
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Make Lawn Equipment Removal Work For You.
With LoadUp’s optimization, lawn care equipment stores can not only become a trusted service in the state of California, but our interface can allow you to make money.
By joining forces with LoadUp’s professional network of trusted Loaders that specialize in junk removal and assembly, customers won’t have to scramble and search around town to ensure they’re being taken care of.
Companies, using our API integration, can allow for customers to visit their website, store, or even call ahead to secure both removal or assembly appointments for new or old lawn care equipment. With our technology, you won’t have to go anywhere. Handle everything online!
At LoadUp, we can do all types of assembly, including the hard stuff to figure out, like how to remove a lawn mower blade, remove gas from a lawn mower and more.
So sure, the new AB 1346 bill may seem like a damper on the day of those who handle lawns for a living, but why not try and take advantage? Your company can become the go-to when people need “lawn equipment removal near me.”
All About LoadUp’s Professional Network.
Using our crowdsourcing network, LoadUp deploys a large network of independently licensed and insured junk hauling professionals. Unlike other junk removal companies, we won’t give you an estimate, but rather a guaranteed price when you book online or send us a text.
We can take a number of different household items, like appliances, couches, mattresses, grills, televisions and much more. We specialize in being a trustworthy service that our customers can count on.. and that’s no different with our partners.
Work with LoadUp and watch your business thrive!
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