The town of Arlington has announced a 3.5-month leaf blower ban that will take effect from May 31 to October 15. The decision was made in an effort to improve the town’s environment and reduce noise pollution.
The ban includes the use of all gas and electric leaf blowers, but exceptions will be made for commercial landscapers who use battery-powered or electric equipment that meets certain noise standards.
Reasons behind the ban
Residents of Arlington have been vocal about the negative effects of leaf blowers on their health and environment. Leaf blowers are known to emit harmful pollutants and can exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems.
Additionally, the noise pollution caused by leaf blowers can be detrimental to mental health and overall quality of life. The six-month ban is a significant step towards creating a cleaner and quieter community, and sets an example for other towns to follow in the pursuit of a more sustainable future.