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Home Government City Bans Blowing

City Bans Blowing

No_leaf_blowersRye City has banned leaf blowing between May 1st and September 30th. This year only, the blowing ban started June 1st. The City just mailed a notice to residents detailing the blowing ban.

Highlights of the new rules:

  • No blowing between June 1 and September 30. Beginning in 2009, the leaf blower prohibition is between May 1 and September 30.
  • You are not allowed to do this.
  • Between October 1 and April 30 blowing is permitted; however, a leaf blower
    cannot be operated simultaneously on the same lot with another leaf blower or any other
    type of machine-powered lawn equipment.
  • You are not allowed to do this.
  • Lawn mowers, outdoor vacuum cleaners and leaf blowers (during permitted season) shall not
    be operated between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and between 6:00 p.m. and
    10:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
  • And whatever happens, absolutely no leaf blower hockey.
  • Municipal entities, schools, religious institutions, membership clubs, golf courses, hospital,
    retirement communities, cemeteries and driveway/road paving and sealing activities are
    exempt, however exempt entities shall file a report to the Rye City Manager by
    December 31, 2008 describing their efforts to reduce and minimize leaf blower use within
    their institutions (should make for a great read…).

If you want to report a scofflaw or some clown playing leaf blower hockey, call the Rye City Police at 967-1234.

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