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Incentives & Regulations

Updated November 27th, 2016

States - Washington

Incentives

Local governments provide rebate programs for replacing old, non-compliant stoves with compliant wood, pellet, or gas-burning units.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Wood Stove Program currently offers Recycling Buy-Back rewards of up to $350 for eligible residents to scrap their old wood stoves.
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Similarly qualified residents of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm and Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) around these areas may receive $350 for removing and destroying and an old, uncertified wood appliance. Details can be found here.

Columbia Valley residents that meet the income eligibility stipulations can get a free certified wood stove through the through the Columbia Valley Wood Stove Change-Out program. Residents that do not are eligible for rebates. Visit the program website here.

Due to its success the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency renewed their Woodstove program this year. Residents stand to gain up to $500 to offset the costs of a wood stove/insert and $700 towards a pellet stove/insert upgrade. The discount amount is subtracted from purchase and professional installation costs. Visit the program website here.

Regulations

Washington: Since 1992, has forbidden sale and installation of wood stoves or inserts that are not certified to the stricter Washington state emission standards.

Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington: As of October 2015, it is illegal to purchase or operate an uncertified wood stove in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone.

 
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