Gas blowers will be banned in Pasadena starting April 28.
The Pasadena City Council voted to ban gas-powered blowers in March 2022. In addition, the municipality has also made it illegal to use a blower to blow materials from a person’s property into a neighbor’s yard or street, for example. The ban is based on the state’s initiative to achieve 100% zero emissions by 2035.
Starting in 2024, California will ban the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers, but the state bill enacting the ban raised $27 million for small landscaping businesses and self-employed businesses to help buy zero-emission equipment like leaf blowers. for leaves and lawn mowers. The fund currently has $17.2 million left.
In addition, the California Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project is offering point-of-sale discounts of up to $400 on each electric leaf blower purchased by small businesses and individual gardeners. South Coast AQMD is also offering up to 75% off Electric Leaf Blower.
The discount can be combined with a voucher program.
The use of electric blowers is limited from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, they can only be used from 9:00 to 17:00. The use of blowers on Sundays and public holidays is illegal.
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