The use of gas-powered leaf blowers is now officially prohibited in Pasadena.
By News Desk
Pasadena City Council voted to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in March 2022.
Electric-powered leaf blowers can continue subject to restricted hours of:
- 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday
- Prohibited all day on Sunday
A new state law bans the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers by the start of 2024 to help achieve 100% zero emissions in California from small off-road engines (SOREs) by 2035.
As part of SB 170, $27 million was available to sole proprietors and other small landscaping businesses to assist in the purchase of zero-emission SOREs, including electric-powered leaf-blowing machines, lawnmowers and string trimmers. There is currently $17.2 million in funding that remains available.
California Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is offering point-of-sale discounts of up to $400 per electric-powered leaf blower for small business and sole-proprietor landscapers. Visit CaliforniaCore.org for more details and a list of participating dealers.
There is also a rebate of up to 75% off the cost of an electric leaf blower offered by South Coast AQMD via their Commercial Lawn and Garden Equipment exchange program (late March/April rollout). The AQMD rebate can be stacked (combined) with the CORE voucher.
> For more information, visit the City’s Planning & Community Development Department website.
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