STOP City of Rye Leaf Blower Ban
The Rye City Council has proposed to amend the current restrictive leaf blower law. The City Council has proposed to ban all gas-powered leaf blowers, vacuums, and create a registration requiring landscape contractors & tree care companies to register their businesses starting January 2023.
The proposed law will limit leaf blowers & vacuums to electric or battery operated only. The technology for battery operated commercial leaf blowers & vacuums is currently not available. At this time homeowner grade handheld battery blowers cannot perform the job that the commercial gas-powered blowers currently do. This will make it impossible for landscapers to maintain properties in the City of Rye.Penalties will be levied on the individual operating the blower, the landscape contracting company and the homeowner. A very small outspoken minority of people in Rye have spear headed this unreasonable law. If the proposed law is passed it will have a devastating effect on all the homes in the City of Rye, except City owned properties. The City of Rye, government agencies and schools are EXEMPT from the proposed legislation since they too cannot effectively maintain City properties using the battery technology available today. Please sign this petition to stop unfair legislation & keep our landscapes beautiful!