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Posted on: April 20, 2018

USE OF LEAF BLOWERS

USE OF LEAF BLOWERS

The City of White Plains leaf blower ordinance is geared toward reducing loud, unnecessary and unwanted noise in our neighborhoods.

The ordinance states:

ü  The use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is allowed ONLY during the Spring and Fall clean-up periods:

March 15 – May 15

     and

         October 1 – December 15

ü  Gasoline-powered leaf blowers may be used during the clean-up periods ONLY at the following times:

Monday – Friday:8:00   am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Legal Holidays:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ü  Gasoline-powered leaf blowers that produce a sound level greater than 70 decibels are PROHIBITED. Gasoline-powered landscape maintenance equipment other than leaf blowers (lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, etc.) that produce a sound level greater than 85 decibels are prohibited.

ü  Simultaneously operating more than one gasoline-powered leaf blower on property measuring 5,000 square feet or less is prohibited.

Penalty may be a fine up to $250.00. Violations of this ordinance will be vigorously enforced. Violations may be reported to the Department of Public Safety at (914) 422-6111.

For further information, please see City of White Plains Municipal Code of Ordinance – Noise Pollution Chapter 3-4-2 (8). Available on the City of White Plains website: www.cityofwhiteplains.com.


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