LEAVE YOUR OLD
Scrap or Replace?
The Tacoma-Pierce County Wood Stove Program is currently providing Recycling Buy-Back rewards of up to $350 for eligible residents to scrap their old wood stoves.
Or you can get a $1,500 discount off the purchase of a new, cleaner heating device in exchange for your old polluting wood stove. Income-qualified households may be eligible for a free, cleaner heating replacement in exchange for their old wood stove.
Why have a Wood Smoke Reduction Program?
Air quality in most of Tacoma and much of Pierce County does not meet federal standards for healthy air. Fine particle pollution (soot) in this area is highest during colder fall and winter months, when many households rely on the use of wood-burning devices for home heating.
The smoke from burning wood poses a risk to everyone. Children, older adults and people with heart disease, asthma and other lung diseases are the most at risk.
To address this problem, new regulations require all uncertified wood-burning devices in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone to be removed or rendered inoperable by September 30, 2015. Our Wood Stove Program can help you get ahead of these new rules.
To learn more, click to airsafepiercecounty.org.
Move on to cleaner heat
To improve air quality and protect public health, residents in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone can receive rewards from the Clean Air Agency to either recycle an old wood stove or, in some cases, replace it with cleaner heat.
The program offers two ways to participate:
“Recycling Buy-Back” Receive up to $350 for the removal and recycling of eligible wood-burning devices.
Bring your old, but working, wood stove or fireplace insert to a designated recycling location and receive a $350 reward. Or schedule us to come get it and receive a $200 reward. Indoor trash burners and indoor barrel stoves are eligible for a $100 recycling reward. Sign up today.
“Replacement Discounts” We offer $1500 replacement discounts toward a clean heating replacement in exchange for your old wood-burning device. Sign up today. Replacement equipment must meet certain efficiency and/or emissions requirements.
Recycling rewards CAN be used for a new certified wood stove or insert, or for anything (a bill, savings, etc.). Replacing your old stove is not required unless you want to.
Replacement options include electric ductless heat pumps or whole-house electric heat pumps; natural gas, propane or oil furnaces or boilers; or pellet, natural gas or propane stoves or inserts. WA-approved, EPA certified wood stoves or inserts are only allowed for income-qualified households. Replacement equipment must meet certain efficiency and/or emissions requirements.
You may be eligible for a FREE heating replacement.
Residents meeting low-income qualifications and having an installed, eligible wood stove or fireplace insert can receive a FREE* heating replacement. Click here to download the 2013-14 low-income application (PDF).
* Some limitations and restrictions apply.
How do I qualify?
To take advantage of the rewards, you must:
- Live in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone. See map.
- Have an installed, uncertified or pre-1995 wood stove or fireplace insert (not an open-hearth fireplace) to be eligible for the replacement discount. Also eligible for replacement are a wood-burning furnace; free-standing, manufactured wood-burning fireplace; or coal-burning device - OR -
- Have an installed or uninstalled but working wood stove or insert to be eligible for the recycling buy-back reward. Also eligible for recycling are a wood-burning furnace; free-standing, manufactured wood-burning fireplace; and coal-burning device. Indoor trash burners and indoor barrel stoves are eligible for a $100 recycling reward.
If you meet these requirements, ENROLL TODAY!
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If you do not live in the eligible program area, click here for rebates on heating upgrades and insulation, as well as resources for heating bill assistance and emergency home repair programs.