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SUV tire in the dustControlling the particulate matter that gets into our air takes more than a government agency and more than a scientific plan; only the people of Maricopa County can make the air cleaner in the valley. Little changes can have a big impact, and there really is something that every one of us can do.

  • Report a Dust Problem
  • Drive less, particularly on pollution advisory days. Reduce the number of trips you take in your car.
  • Don’t drive in the dirt.
  • Drive slowly on unpaved roads.
  • Report ATVs or other off-highway vehicles in washes or future Town park sites to the Town Park Ranger's hotline at 480-358-3770. Report ATVs or other off-highway vehicles on private property or unpaved roads to MCSO at 602-876-1853.Leaf blower
  • Don’t use leaf blowers and other equipment that raise a lot of dust.
  • Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
  • Maintain your landscape. Cover loose dirt with vegetation or gravel.
  • Reduce fireplace and wood stove use, and don’t use your wood-burning fireplace or stove on no-burn days.
  • Consider using gas instead of wood. If you use a wood-burning stove or fireplace, make sure it meets EPA design specifications and burn only dry, seasoned wood.
  • Conserve electricity.
  • Don’t burn leaves, trash or other materials. Report serious offenders to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department online or by phone at 602-372-2703.
  • Support laws, rules and efforts to make our air healthier.

For more information, visit or view the dust awareness flier.

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