Cambridge has an ordinance governing all leaf blower use in the city. This ordinance designates specific dates and times when leaf blowers may and may not be used, sets operational requirements for equipment, contractors, and large property owners in order to balance the benefits and drawbacks of leafblower use.
Dates/Times Permitted & Prohibited
Dates Leaf Blowing is Permitted
March 15 – June 15
September 15 – December 31
Hours of Use (during permitted dates)
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Indigenous Peoples' Day: 12 noon -5:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Day: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dates Leaf Blowing is Prohibited
June 16 – September 14
January 1 – March 14
* All Sundays and legal holidays, excluding Indigenous Peoples' Day and Veterans Day
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