Leaf blowers and gas powered lawn and garden equipment can raise large amounts of dust. The best alternative to a dust producing leaf blower is a rake or broom. The use of electric lawn and garden equipment is strongly recommended.
Maricopa County’s Leaf Blower Restriction Ordinance (P-25)
- Prohibits the blowing of landscape debris into public roadways
- Prohibits the operation of leaf blowers on any surface that is not stabilized (i.e., bare soil)
- Applies to individual private users (i.e., homeowners), landscaping companies, and public employees (i.e., county maintenance workers) within the Maricopa County borders of Area A
- A first violation will result in a warning; second violation a $50 fine; third violation a $100 fine; and fourth and subsequent violations a $250 fine
*Not listed in P-25 but included in A.R.S. § 11-877 is the following: Employees and contractors of government entities are prohibited from operating leaf blowers on High Pollution Advisory [HPA] days.