Your Yard And Clean Air

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Fact Sheet

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Most people do not associate air pollution with mowing the lawn or other similar outdoor yard maintenance activities. However, small engines in lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other similar outdoor power equipment can be a significant source of air pollution. Emmision controls for small gasoline powered equipment has not been an important consideration until recently. There are many pollutant prevention ideas that you can easily implement in your own yard to help improve air quality and emit less pollutants when working in your yard. Properly maintaning equipment and reducing mowing time are easy and effective ways for power equipment users to prevent air pollution. Download this fact sheet for the EPA for more information on pollution prevention in your own yard.

  • using manual tools
  • reduce mowing time
  • recycling old equipment
  • maintaining current equipment
  • avoiding gasoline spills

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