A bylaw banning gas-powered leaf blowers in Pasadena will go into effect next Friday, April 28.

The objective of the ban, underline the authorities, are the consequences that they can have on the health of the community and the operators of these tools.

Gas-powered leaf blowers generate carbon dioxide emissions, contribute to smog and toxic fumes.

This ban should improve air quality, public health and noise pollution.

“This type of equipment will no longer be able to be used starting Friday, April 28, but also in California, starting next year, they will ban the sale of electric leaf blowers and other gas-powered garden equipment,” said said Israel del Toro. from the Pasadena Planning Department

To help gardeners acquire this type of equipment, the South Coast Air Quality Administration (AQMD) offers a Commercial Lawn and Garden Machinery Exchange, with discounts of up to 85% off the cost of a leaf blower. electric.

For more information on the program, Click here.

Electric blowers, underlined del Toro, can be used at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, from 8am to 18pm
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Use will be prohibited on Sundays.

To educate gardeners, the City of Pasadena is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be demonstrations on the use of electric blowers and how to obtain them with the program offered by the AQMD.

The event will take place at Brookside Park, located in the 360 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103.

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