UPDATE: This ordinance was passed in January 2022, and the 30-month window to notify your landscape companies of the ban expires July 2024.

The Winter Park City Commission recently approved an amendment to its noise ordinances that prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, effective July 2024. To help ease residents into the electric leaf blower lifestyle, they are issuing a $50 rebate to applicable households within city limits.

According to a press release issued by the City of Winter Park earlier today, the decision to ban gas-powered blowers was based on their considerable noise and environmental impact. The City of Winter Park also requires that any yard debris blown into the public right of way must be removed within 30 minutes.

Residents now have a 30-month window to notify their landscape companies of the ban and to replace their gas-powered blowers with electric alternatives, or to do so themselves if they care for their lawns themselves. But it’s Winter Park.

The City of Winter Park has also replaced 98% of its own leaf blowers with electric alternatives, and purchased two zero-turn lawn mowers, and three electric utility carts.

Click HERE to apply for your rebate.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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