The paper concerns selected environmental problems of crushing devices operation. The main scope was to determine the dust emission level of hammer, cone and jaw crusher, operating in plant conditions. There were registered dust emissions for these crushers along with determination their distributions. There were also introduced indices that enable us to estimate environmental burdensome of particular crusher, with taking into account technological conditions (comminution ratio, throughput). It appeared that the jaw crusher, despite the highest dust emission level, turned out to be of less environmental nuisance, considering its throughput and achieved comminution ratio.