Town’s landscaping law prohibiting gas-powered leaf blowers back in effect as of June 15

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Town’s landscaping law prohibiting gas-powered leaf blowers back in effect as of June 15

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board are reminding residents and landscaping companies that the Town’s landscaping regulations are now back in effect as of June 15.

The regulations are aimed at reducing noise and air pollution caused by gas-powered leaf blowers. Under the regulations, commercial landscapers are prohibited from using gas-powered leaf blowers from June 15 to September 15 every year.

Commercial landscaping is permitted between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and no operation on Sundays and holidays. These restrictions may be suspended during emergencies.

Restrictions will not apply to use at golf courses and cemeteries, except when equipment is operated within 100 feet of a lot containing a residence.

For more information or to report a landscaper violating these restrictions, please call the Town’s 311 Call Center.

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