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

The ordinance states:

The use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers will now be allowed during the Spring and Fall clean-up periods only: 
March 15 – May 15 and 
October 1 – December 1

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

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Saturday, Sunday, Legal Holidays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

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.

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

Penalty may be a fine up to $250.00 
Violations of this ordinance will be vigorously enforced. To report a violation in progress in your neighborhood please call 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. Available on the City of White Plains website:

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