Between June 1 and September 30, gasoline-powered blowers are prohibited entirely in the Village of Winnetka. Violation of the ordinance is subject to a $100 fine per occurrence. These restrictions also apply to the use of electric leaf blowers plugged into portable gasoline generators. If you employ landscapers, please make sure that they are aware of Winnetka’s leaf blower ordinance. Between October 1 and May 31, gasoline-powered blowers may not be used Monday through Friday between 7 PM - 8 AM, or on Saturday and Sunday between 6 PM - 9 AM.
The leaf blower restrictions do not apply to golf course lawn upkeep, employees of the Village performing road maintenance, or electric leaf blowers plugged into normal electrical outlets.
To report a leaf blower ordinance violation, please dial 911.
The Village is taking an enhanced approach to restricting leaf blower use by asking landscaping companies to submit a voluntary pledge that they will comply with the ordinance. Companies that have taken the pledge to obey the gas-powered leaf blower ban are:
- Arborsmith, Ltd.
- Chalet Nursery
- Contour Landscaping
- Craig Bergmann Landscape Design
- Davey Tree Experts
- Earth Developments, Inc.
- Lawncare Plus Inc.
- Mariani Landscaping
- McGinty Bros., Inc.
- Montoya Tree Service
- Nature's Perspective Landscaping
- Rosborough Partners