New Leaf Blower Regulation

In order to reduce the amount of air and noise pollution to which the citizens of Sleepy Hollow are exposed, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the Village of Sleepy Hollow is limited by law to certain times, depending on the time of year and day of week. The regulation became effective on October 1st, 2010.

Between Memorial Day and September 30th, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is prohibited entirely.

Between October 1st and Memorial Day, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is restricted to the following times:

Day Start Time End Time
Monday to Friday 8am 5pm
Saturday 9am 3pm
Sunday Noon 2pm

To report violations, please call the police department’s non-emergency number: 631-0800

Recommendation

The Environmental Advisory Council presented a recommendation for the seasonal regulation of leaf blowers to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 16, 2010. Please read this document for background on why reducing exposure to environmental pollution is important.

Sleepy Hollow joins many other communities in Westchester that have already implemented leaf blower regulation.

Letters of Support

Restricting the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers to reduce air and noise pollution is supported by the medical community. The following are a selection of letters of support for improving environmental health.

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One Response to “Leaf Blowers”

  1. William Lichten Says:

    I have read the comments by experts on the effect of leaf blowing and find them persuasive. Therefore, I back the motion of the environmental Council and David Bedell.

    William Lichten


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