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wesctchester county leaf blower banDid you know there is a Westchester County leaf blower ban? While every municipality should put “quality of life” on the top of their list of concerns, the sound of leaf blowers and other landscaping equipment has been familiar, especially in the summer, for the past few decades. With modern engineering lowering the decibel level on each model upgrade, it’s surprising that these archaic laws are still in effect. Perhaps Westchester’s designation as having the highest property taxes in the entire country has something to do with that.

In any event, here are a few of the municipalities in Westchester County with their respective leaf blower ban dates.

Town

Ban Timeframe

Ardsley** May 15 – September 30
Bronxville June 1 – Sept 30
Greenburgh May 1 – Oct1
Larchmont June 1 – Sept 30
Mamaroneck June 1 – Sept 15
New Rochelle June 1 – Sept 30
Pelham Manor May 1 – Oct 14 & Dec 16 – Mar 14
Port Chester Apr 15 – Nov 15
Rye May 1 – Sept 30
Scarsdale June 1 – Sept 30
Tarrytown* June 15 – Sept 15
White Plains June 15 – Sept 30
Yonkers June 1 – Sept 30

 

*Tarrytown – Operation of Leaf Blowers are prohibited Saturdays, Sunday, and holidays during Sept 16 – June 14

** Ardsley – Permit required.  Ardsley Code 137-3

Westchester County

The map is Courtesy of www.WestchesterTowns.com.

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