GreenTown Los Altos

Don’t Blow It!

Did you know…

  • The city of Los Altos prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers.*
  • Fines for their use range from $100 for the first violation to $500 for a third violation.
  • Gas-powered leaf blowers disturb neighbors and disrupt our quiet neighborhoods.
  • Gasoline emissions are unhealthy for everyone, particularly children, seniors, pets, wildlife and the operator.


What can you do to ensure your gardener is in compliance?

  1. Let your gardener know about the ordinance
  2. Purchase an electric blower and/or batteries for your gardener
  3. Monitor your gardener’s use of equipment on a regular basis
  4. Report violations by calling the Los Altos police non-emergency number: 947-2770.


*Los Altos Municipal Code 6.16.070 – Prohibited acts Section B.15