Wait, what, there's a rebate program in Fort Collins? Usually, that's the kind of reaction a looming deadline gets and if you're one of the folks that didn't know about the lawn and garden equipment rebate program, there's still time.

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If you live in Fort Collins you could get up to $50 in rebates. through the 2014 Lawn and Garden Equipment Rebate Program. Plus, many retailers in Fort Collins are also offering greater savings.

When you buy lawn and garden equipment at $99 or more, you are eligible for a city rebate. Eligible purchases listed by the City of Fort Collins would include: electric or push reel lawn mower, electric or battery powered string trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, edgers, chain and pole saws, and cultivators/tillers.

This "Mow Down Air Pollution" campaign was designed to help reduce ground level ozone levels caused by gas powered equipment. These pollutants can cause damage to the lungs, increase cardio-pulmonary disease and create other health hazards.

The rebates are limited and offered on a first come basis. The deadline to submit your rebate and recycling vouchers is July 7, 2014. Also, the equipment must be purchased from a participating retailer and online orders are not eligible for the rebates.

Downloadable forms and more information is available on the city's website or by calling Melissa Hovey at 970-221-681-3970