Japanese Knotweed

 Close-up picture of Japanese Knotweed leaves 

Japanese knotweed is an invasive and destructive weed. It can damage foundations and gardens and is hard to kill. 

There is no legal need to destroy it but if it spreads to other gardens you could face prosecution.

The GOV.UK website shows you how to identify and prevent the spread of Japanese knotweed (external link).

Haringey Council Japanese Knotweed Collection Service

Haringey Council provides a free service for residents to dispose of Japanese Knotweed. Email us at ESCS.Support@haringey.gov.uk and we will come and collect it.

When you book a collection please:

  • Place the Knotweed into garden sacks where you cut it down. Don’t carry it across the garden. Bags must not contain soil
  • Use 2 bags which must be secured
  • Never put it in your garden waste bins or recycling bins.


Page last updated:

November 23, 2022

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