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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited June 1-September 30

a sign indicating leaf blower use is banned

Between June 1 and September 30, gasoline-powered leaf 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.

Each year, the Village asks landscapers working in the Village to take a pledge that they will remain in compliance with the leaf blower ban ordinance. Companies that have taken the pledge in 2023 are:

Bartlett Tree Experts
Contour Landscaping Inc.
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design
DiClementi Inc.
Earth Developments
Montoya Tree Service
Nature's Perspective Landscaping
Trees R Us Inc.
Zimny Landscaping, LLC

To report a leaf blower ordinance violation, please dial 911.

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