Larchmont leads the way

Congratulations to Larchmont, which passed a really progressive leaf blower law last night. Their code bans gas-powered leaf blowers completely after January 1, 2022; limits electric blowers to one month in Spring and two in Fall to encourage mulching and composting; penalizes both property owners and landscape companies for violations, and increases fines with subsequent violations.

There will be a two-year transition period to help property owners and landscape company owners learn about, try out, and adjust to methods of property maintenance that do not rely on leaf blowers and do consider the well-being of the community and the environment.

Time for Huntington and all of “Lawn” Island to do the same.

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